Specifications for the
Heinkel He 111
Focus Model: Heinkel He 111H-16
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Heinkel Flugzeugwerke - Nazi Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1935
Production Total: 7,300
Length: 53.81 ft (16.4 m)
Width: 74.15 ft (22.60 m)
Height: 11.15ft (3.40 m)
Weight (Empty): 19,136 lb (8,680 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 30,865 lb (14,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Junkers Jumo 211F inverted V-12 piston engines developing 1,350 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 271 mph (436 kmh; 235 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,212 miles (1,950 km)
Service Ceiling: 21,982 ft (6,700 m; 4.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 487 feet-per-minute (148 m/min)
1 x 20mm MG FF cannon in nose
1 x 13mm MG 131 machine gun in dorsal position
2 x 7.92mm MG 15 machine guns in rear of ventral gondola position.
2 x 7.92mm MG 81 machine guns in two beam positions.
Maximum bombload of up to 4,400lb held internally OR up to 7,900lbs fitted externally.
He 111A - Preproduction Model Designation of which 10 such models were produced.
He 111B - Initial Production Model Designation fitted with Daimler-Benz DB 600 inline engines generating 1,000hp each.
He 111B-1 - Stepped windscreen; elliptical leading edge wings; serving with the Condor Legion.
He 111C - 10-passenger production models similar to the He 111B; six such aircraft produced.
He 111E - Fitted with Junkers Jumo 211A at 1,000hp each due to shortened supplies of the DB 600 powerplant; 190 produced and developed into other subvariants.
He 111F - Amalgam of He 111G wing systems with Jumo 211A-3 engines; first production version with straight-wing leading edge; fully-glazed asymmetric nose; sans external windscreen step.
He 111G - Straight wing elements (instead of tapered approach); fitted with either BMW 132 radials or DB 600 inlines.
He 111H - Based on the He 111P; most produced model at 6,150 examples; built into many subvariants.
He-111H-6 - First version to carry torpedoes
He-111H-8 - Fitted with balloon cable fender
He-111H-11/R2 - Go 242 Glider Tug Variant
He-111H-14 - "Pathfinder" version fitted with specialized radio equipment.
He-111H-16 - Sub-variant of the He 111H; increased defensive gun armament.
He-111H-18 - "Pathfinder" version fitted with specialized radio equipment.
He 111H-20 - 16-person paratroop transport model.
He 111H-22 - Fitted with a single Fi 103 flying bomb.
He 111H-23 – Sub-variant of the He 111H; fitted with more powerful powerplants and improved defensive armament; improved equipment throughout; fitted with either Jumo 211 or Jumo 213 engines.
He 111J - Torpedo Bomber Variant; 90 such models produced.
He 111P - Glazed forward fuselage design; forty such aircraft produced in subvariants; introduced in 1939 despite its "P" designation in the series.
He 111P-1 - He 111P Sub-variant
He 111P-2 - He 111P Sub-variant
He 111P-3 - He 111P Sub-variant
He 111P-4 - He 111P Sub-variant
He 111P-5 - He 111P Sub-variant
He 111P-6 - He 111P Sub-variant
He 111Z "Zwilling" - Me 321 Heavy Glider Tug Variant; Designed as two He 111H-6 bomber types joined at the wing; fitted with an additional Jumo 211F engine for a total of five powerplants.
Bulgaria; China; Czechslovakia; Nazi Germany; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia; Soviet Union; Spain; Taiwan; Turkey; United Kingdom (post-war evaluation); United States (post-war)