Bob VanderStok's Drawing Board presents:
for Fighter Squadron Screaming Demons over Europe
Engine: 1,175hp Daimler-Benz DB 601M12 inverted V-12 Dimensions Span: 30ft 10 3/4in (9.41m) Length: 26ft 10 3/4in (8.195m) Height: 11ft 9 3/4in (3.60m) Wing Area: 156.08 sq ft (14.60 sq m) Weight: empty 4,563b (2070kg) max 5,512lb (2500kg) Performance (D-1) Max speed: 416mph (670km/h) Ceiling: 36,090ft (11,000m) Range: 625 miles (1005km) Armament one 20mm MG FF in the bow two 7,92mm MG 17 machineguns in the wings
In 1935, the Heinkel He 112 made itīs first flight. It was a modern fighter with small elliptical wings and a retractable landing gear. But the Messerschmidt Bf 109 was a little bit superior and won the german fighter selection competition of 1936. The main problems of the He 112 were too expensive production and worse handling characteristics.
|Propaganda photo showing He100d-1's|
|He100d in flight|