Heinkel He 111: Luftwaffe Medium Bomber in World War II  9780764363474

Heinkel He 111: Luftwaffe Medium Bomber in World War II

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Series Legends of Warfare

Publisher/Brand Schiffer

Author Masquerading as a civilian airliner during the mid-1930s, the Heinkel He 111 medium-range bomber saw

Format 22 x 22 cm

No. Pages 128

Version Hard cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory WW2 » WW2 German Aircraft

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Masquerading as a civilian airliner during the mid-1930s, the Heinkel He 111 medium-range bomber saw its first combat in 1936 with Germany's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. The initial stages of World War II confirmed the design's prominent role in advancing the German blitzkrieg in Poland and France. However, it was during the 1940-41 air battles over Britain that the type's defensive shortcomings became apparent. Easily recognized with its "greenhouse" nose, the He 111 was one of the most widely used Luftwaffe aircraft of WWII and saw use as a bomber and transport over nearly every warfront. Later models were successfully used in antishipping and glider tug roles. A postwar model, the CASA 2.111, was flown by Spain's air force until the late 1950s, and as a transport into the 1970s. These Spanish models were also seen in such classic war films at The Battle of Britain and Patton.



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