Air International 1987-10
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??? - The Classic Heinkel /Warbirds/ (3)
The first prototype of the He 111H, the He 111 V19 (D-AUKY) flown in January 1939, was a pre-series He 111P airframe re­engined with the Jumo 211A-1. A part from power plant, the V19 was similar in all respects to the He 111P-0, the H-series bomber entering production at Oranienburg some months after work on the P-series hud commenced at Rostock.
(???) An He 111H-2 (A1+DA) of Stab/KG 53 during the summer of 1940. Basic defensive armament had been increased from three to six MG 51 machine guns.
An He 111H-3 of Kampfgeschwader 53, coded A1+BA sports the three large white vertical stripes of the command aircraft of the Third Gruppe. Interesting to note on this aircraft is the addition of four more machine guns, making a total of seven; two in the nose, one in the dorsal position, two in the belly gondola, and one on either side in the waist windows of the fuselage.
An He 111H-4 with PVC rack on portside of the fuselage, only the starboard bomb cells being retained
He 111H-16s of I/KG 27 with external ETC 2000 racks and temporary winter camouflage over the Eastern Front late 1943.
'Bomben los!' A Staffel of He 111's salvoes their bombs in unison over England during the Battle of Britain.
Начиная с He 111H-5, появилась возможность подвешивать на внешней подвеске крупнокалиберные авиабомбы. На этом He 111H-6 из 26-й эскадры видна 1800-кг бомба SC1800.
An He 111H-6 (1H+CC) of KG 26 seen shortly after becoming airborne with an SC 500 bomb on the starboard PVC rack
An He 111H-3 of KG 26 in the winter of 1939-40. Note unit pennant and extended auxiliary windscreen for pilot.
An He 111H-11 with muzzle flash suppressor on MG FF cannon.
An He 111H-2 of the so-called Gruppe Rowehl, the Aufkl. Gr.Ob.d.L. It will be noted that the unit and aircraft coding T5+AU is overpainted on the crudely erased radio call sign of HP+MO.
An He 111H-16/R1, the first version of the bomber to utilize an electrically-operated dorsal turret mounting a 13-mm MG 131 which replaced the normal fixed glazed position.
An He 111H-16 (5J+GN) of 5./KG 4 taxying prior to a sortie on the Eastern Front daring the winter of 1942-43
An He 111H-8/R2 taking-off with glider in tow, this being a tug adaptation of the balloon cable-cutting H-8.
An He 111H-4 with red-and-white striped LT F5b practice torpedoes on the side-by-side PVC racks. This photograph was possibly taken at Grossenbrode during the initial torpedo-bombing trials. He 111H-4s (and H-6s) employed for torpedo attacks had metal strengthening plates to support the external PVC racks.
An He 111H-5 destined for Romania and displaying the temporary civil registration applied for the ferry flight.
He 111H-8s with the two types of balloon-cable fender employed by these aircraft over the United Kingdom
He 111H-8s with the two types of balloon-cable fender employed by these aircraft over the United Kingdom, featuring a large girder-like structure projecting from beneath the fuselage nose.
An FZG 76 test round mounted beneath the port wing of an He 111H-6 during initial launch trials at Peenemunde
Heinkel He 111H-3
Heinkel He 111H-8 (Two types)