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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2012, 03:03:58 AM »
A biplane is one idea I certainly hadn't considered...great one!
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2012, 12:46:14 AM »
Here is another He-111 derivative. It's the ancient Faller 1/100 He-111, made into a fictional 1/72 high-altitude, jetstream-riding fighter (ex-German He-121) for Japan, with ultra-long wings, X-16 turbocharged engine (cooling and piping a la Fw-190 V18), and pressure cockpit (a turned-around top-gunner's perspex). Kinda reminds me of the He-119 with the big fan up front.



Front view (no extra charge for "hand" in the picture):



No pic, but I also took a 1/144 He-111 and made a 1/72 single-engined "fighter trainer" out of it. Argus engine, open cockpit, "trousered" undercarriage (where the engine nacelles went) with a single gun in each "trouser". I do love the look/shape of the He-111!
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2012, 06:05:50 AM »
Still looking for photos of the real KG-55's low-level Train-Buster version .....

    wondering what Greg can come up with :-\ :o >:D

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2012, 08:48:32 AM »
Still looking for photos of the real KG-55's low-level Train-Buster version .....

    wondering what Greg can come up with :-\ :o >:D

Is that the one with about 6 20mm cannon in the nose - I am sure I have seen a photo of that recently.
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2012, 09:24:29 AM »
I knew I had seen it:



Bill Cronk (who provided the photo) is doing a model of this over on Hyperscale.

Next challenge please. ;)

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2012, 11:27:32 AM »
From Albatross to swept to delta to variable sweep wings, I be overwhelmed  :-\

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2012, 10:17:14 AM »



Nope, research on another forum indicates that it apparently is not KG-55 but another squadron in Russia (Smolensk) -- may have been a KG-55 machine at one time tho.

I want MORE & BIGGER guns !! >:(

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2012, 11:15:12 AM »

Nope, research on another forum indicates that it apparently is not KG-55 but another squadron in Russia (Smolensk) -- may have been a KG-55 machine at one time tho.

I want MORE & BIGGER guns !! >:(

Jease!  Tough audience!  I'm going to take "may have been a KG-55 machine at one time tho." as a partial victory then! ;)

As for bigger guns, try my tank buster at Reply#4 of this thread then.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2012, 06:48:36 AM »
As for bigger guns, try my tank buster at Reply#4 of this thread then.

well ... it's bigger but where's the MORE ?

Love the BMW engines on it, Greg, don't often see them in whifs.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2012, 07:28:15 AM »
Just a thought, how about using the earlier "stepped" nose and making it a "gun nose" like that fitted to B-25's and A-26's.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2012, 02:52:37 PM »
Just a thought, how about using the earlier "stepped" nose and making it a "gun nose" like that fitted to B-25's and A-26's.

A bit like the night fighter at Reply # 6?
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2012, 02:56:04 PM »
Love the BMW engines on it, Greg, don't often see them in whifs.

Actually that particular one has Jumo 213s on it.
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2012, 04:19:09 PM »
The biplane He 111 by Stargazer has me intrigued!

Also diggin' the CASA 2.111 with turboprops. Just the thing for an African or South American storyline.
Semi-related: Thought about a Ju 88 with the RR Darts form a Fokker Friendship a couple of weeks ago. Flown by mercs for an African storyline (much like the Biafran Invaders). Maybe donated/sold French-built ones?
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2012, 10:36:54 AM »
Just a thought, how about using the earlier "stepped" nose and making it a "gun nose" like that fitted to B-25's and A-26's.

A bit like the night fighter at Reply # 6?
Yep, though with a heavier armament in the nose and without the AI radar.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2012, 05:11:29 AM »
Random thought:  Do a post war (or even during war) unarmed He-111H-22 but with the standard V-1 replaced with a manned Fieseler Fi 103 Reichenberg IV.  This could be in something like a bright red scheme as a testbed or even speed record bird.  I'm thinking of something akin to a German B-29/X-1 combo.




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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2012, 08:30:00 AM »
post-war unarmed He-111H-22 but with the standard V-1 replaced with a manned Fieseler Fi 103 Reichenberg IV.  This could be in something like a bright red scheme

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2012, 06:17:42 AM »
Ok....take the H-22, but instead have it CASA built and sporting a pair of Allison V-1710's.
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2012, 12:31:15 AM »
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I like this one - doable too, since Roden make various kits of the normal-nosed -A, -B, -C and -E versions. Their -B is in Spanish Nationalist colours, so you might imagine them trying to get more performance out hte airframe whilst on the wrong side of a post-war embargo on more advanced types...
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« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2012, 06:28:54 AM »
Then here is the He-61 "Culebra", a 1/144 He-111 made into a 1/72 fighter-trainer with Argus engine, and guns and wheel pants where the twin engines would have been.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2012, 06:54:20 AM »



I like this one - doable too, since Roden make various kits


from what I hear those early He-111s of Roden's have appalling fit :( so whiffing to another aircraft entirely is probably best.

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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2012, 10:16:34 PM »
Nice.
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Re: He111 ideas and inspiration
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2013, 04:24:01 AM »
Interesting, possibly inspiring photo:

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