CASA 2-111
CASA - 2-111 - 1943 - Испания
Страна: Испания
Год: 1943

B.2H-37 (c/n 033) in the markings of 11 Regimiento. It was first flown in August 1951, being issued to 11 Regimiento in 1953. Note the tail emblem, inherited by 13 Regimiento's 12 Grupo from the wartime 3-G-28. Camouflage scheme is of the most widely-used version.
B.2H-42 (c/n 048) made its first flight on November 1951, and was delivered to 13 Regimiento in September 1952.
'90-13' is one of the first T.8 transports delivered to the EdA. Complete identification is not possible, owing to the absence of the EdA tail serial.
C.2.111 - бомбардировщик He 111 (Германия), выпускавшийся по лицензии в Испании
Вместе с самолетами HA-1112 МВС приобрели один из бомбардировщиков CASA-2111 (испанский вариант германского Не 111), ранее принадлежавший ВВС Испании и использованный на съемках фильма "Битва за Британию". Самолет, оснащенный двигателем Merlin, изначально имел стандартную камуфляжную окраску Люфтваффе для Европы, как на снимке, но позже сменил ее на песчаную североафриканскую окраску. К несчастью, этот самолет разбился 10 июля 2003 года по пути на авиашоу, оба пилота погибли. На тот момент он был последним пригодным к полету экземпляром.
Our photograph, depicting the Confederate Air Force's CASA 2111 flying from Harlingen last summer, was taken by John Luke. The Spanish-built Heinkel He 111 bomber is powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce Merlins in place of the original Daimler-Benz or Junkers Jumo engines.
To provide a convincing Luftwaffe bomber force for the film, the Ejercito del Aire (Spanish Air Force) made its entire complement of 32 CASA 2.111s (essentially Rolls-Royce Merlin-powered Heinkel He 111s licence-built in Spain) available. Two examples were bought by the production company, Spitfire Productions, and flown to the UK, where they were registered G-AWHA and ’WHB. Both are seen here at Bovingdon during filming.
One of a series of magnificent colour photographs taken by Richard Riding at Bovingdon during the making of the film Battle of Britain in November 1968.
Another example of Richard’s flair for dramatic composition, this glorious photograph of one of the two Spitfire Productions-owned CASA 2.111s highlights the deep intakes of the Merlin 500 engines, the smoke pots fitted to the exhaust stubs to create the impression of being on fire after an attack by one of "the Few", and the type’s distinctive glazed nose section.
Another spectacular colour photograph of one of the two CASA 2.111s acquired by the production company, taken as its starboard Merlin coughs into life. Both G-AWHA and ’WHB were painted in 1940-standard two-tone green splinter camouflage on the upper surfaces with pale blue undersides, as were all the bombers used in the film. Both also wore various codes, including 6J+PR, as seen here, so it is difficult to say with certainty which of the two this is!
B.2H-49, a C-2.111A, in 11 Regimiento markings. It sports the second variant of the wartime camouflage pattern. White-outlined fuselage and tail codes indicate that this picture was taken after 1951.
Spanish-built CASA 2111.
Los Llanos-based 13 Regimiento received the first B.2Hs in September 1952. This view, taken in the spring of 1953, shows the new B.2Hs and, in the background, some of the previous Ju 88s.
Probably the first C-2.111 built in Spain, believed taken at Tablada in 1950. Note original spinners and VS-11 propellers.
Likely to be one of the first B.2HRs, probably B.2HR-61, soon after being delivered to 96 Escuadrilla del Servicio Fotografico y Cartografico, at Cuatro Vientos, Madrid
One of 11 Regimiento's first B.2Hs and one of the first series as it is fitted with two of the few propellers acquired directly from Germany. Other noteworthy details are fuselage code numbers, which are not white-outlined, and the tail emblem.
Probably taken late in 1951, a poor-quality picture, but revealing several interesting details. The B.2H in the background wears the emblem of the wartime SM.79-equipped 4-G-28. When 11 Regimiento came into being, it was painted on some of its SM.79s. Later, the Savoias were superseded by B.2Hs and it seems that 11 Regimiento CO intended to perpetuate the emblem, but only a few B.2Hs sported it in the event. The spinner in the foreground shows the shaft box that had to be fitted to the Jumo 211F-2s in order to them them to the licence-built de Havilland HL 302.644 propeller.
The CASA 2.111 has good low speed characteristics, and is completely viceless when flown normally.
N99230 coming in to land at Blackbushe on October 7 last year. The transport version, registered N72615, left England on September 24 for the Confederate Air Force base at Harlingen, Texas. N99230, the photographic reconnaissance variant, has now followed it.
CASA 2-111 bomber, N99230, also for the C.A.F., after arrival at Blackbushe from Spain 9/77
Spanish-built: CASA 2-111 transport N72615, with G-BDYA painted out, at Prestwick 24/9/77 en route to the Confederate Air Force piloted by Neil Williams who reached Keflavik 25/9/77
The transport version, N72615, is now flying in German markings with the Confederate Air Force.
A close-up of C.4K “138”, possibly after a nose-over on landing. As well as providing a good close-up of the oil cooler intake, this picture includes a number of CASA C-2111s (Merlin-engined Licence-built Heinkel He 111s) in the left background.
The pilot's position in N99230, illustrating the assortment of instruments and switches which obstruct the view forward.
The starboard side of the cockpit with crewman's couch in the foreground.