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He111 ideas and inspiration
« on: December 30, 2011, 11:51:07 AM »
Hi folks,

A thread for your He111 ideas and inspiration.

Here's one to start you off:

A float plane to operate from Fjords or the Med' perhaps?  Probably needs bigger floats though.



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 11:51:36 AM »
A radial engined version?



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 11:52:10 AM »
Maybe in the '60s, the Spanish decide to re-engine their CASA 2.111Bs with turboprops to create CASA 2.111Ts:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 11:53:34 AM »
Jet engine testbed:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 11:55:18 AM »
He-111 tank buster with 75mm cannon + different engines:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 11:55:55 AM »
In 1941, the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was joined in the anti-shipping role by the He-211 "Albatros":



Later on some were fitted with radar and anti-shipping missiles:



And just for comparison - a standard He-111H-6:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 11:57:02 AM »
If the Do-217 could be a night fighter, why not the He-111:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 11:58:05 AM »
Trimotor:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 11:59:34 AM »
He-111. ala He-119 style:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 12:01:04 PM »
or alternatively, they try this as a way of increasing the range of the Me-109:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2011, 12:02:06 PM »
AWACS anyone?



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2011, 12:03:08 PM »
How about a pusher variant - with tricycle undercarriage and heavy anti-shipping cannon:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2011, 12:04:07 PM »
How about a variant with eight 20 mm MG 151/20 E cannons - two in pods under each wing and two scabbed onto either side of the cockpit:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2011, 12:07:14 PM »
Swept wing jet He-111 concept:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2011, 12:09:08 PM »
Totally throwing practicality out the window... :yarr::









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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2011, 12:10:55 PM »
Yep, we're totally gone now... :dizzy:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2011, 12:11:31 PM »
How about a turboprop variant:



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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2011, 12:17:46 PM »
Fabulous upon Fabulous variants.  AWACS for vectoring fighters to those nasty Yankee bombers.  Last five or so are super inspiring for kind of bashing I like to do. 
Think Boeing or Lockheed might use your concepts ???

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2011, 12:20:56 PM »
WOW - now you posted even more to ponder.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2011, 07:56:17 PM »
Love the FSW variant.

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He-211 Albatros
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2012, 01:34:11 AM »
>In 1941, the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was joined in the anti-shipping role by the He-211 "Albatros":<

Possibly refering to my "He-211 Albatros" from way back??



This beast was made from TWO He-111Z models to get the straight wing/engine sections, an Airmodel vac-formed early nose and wingtips, and an Airfix top turret. She carries two torpedoes. *MY* story goes that a kette of Albatros' met the wounded Bismarck way out at sea, drove off the Ark Royal's Swordfish (acting as long-range fighters), and put torpedoes into KGV and Rodney, allowing the Biz to escape destruction and return to Brest.

I have a plan to "Phoenix" this model, using a Lindberg (1/64 approx) He-111 for a larger and longer fuselage than the "standard" He-111. I may decline the re-build, as this Albatros is one of my all-time favorite models (and that of my "fans").
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2012, 07:23:05 PM »
The mind boggles...

My personal favorites are the night fighter (looks so natural!) and the swing-wing variant.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 09:28:10 PM »
May I make a suggestion? A biplane He 111... Engines would be halfway between the two wings, the tail would be a twin-fin one, and the nose would be extended further forward. I have only managed to do a top view so far, side and especially front views are awfully difficult to do!!

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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2012, 09:41:23 PM »
All excellent ideas Geoff.
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Biplane He111---DeHavilland "Dragon Rapide" Style?
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 02:11:06 AM »
I like the idea of a He-111 biplane. Maybe along the lines of the DH Dragon Rapide shown here?



Most likely the thick and broad wings would have been thinned. Despite biplane bombers like the Handley-Page Heyford, trying to lift heavy weight with biplanes is very hard on the plane not securely fastened to the fuselage. The much-larger Heyford could only lift some 4,000 pounds max. The monoplane He-111 could lift more than that.
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