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He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« on: June 24, 2012, 12:31:17 AM »
I think the fast little He-100 is perhaps my FAVORITE aircraft, and (naturally) I have made, or will make, several derivatives. The He-112 was liked by many pilots over the Bf-109, and the follow-on He-100 and possible derivatives seemed to offer the Luftwaffe a promising aircraft in 1939. But...the Luftwaffe hierarchy was satisfied with the slower, shorter-legged Bf-109, and stuck to that, telling Ernst Heinkel to concentrate on bombers while Willy Messerschmitt developed fighters. But Ernst Heinkel worked on a lot of "unofficial" projects hoping to garner Luftwaffe interest. Lots of whif potential there.


The Soviets and Japanese bought examples of the He-100 to study or manufacture. Lots of whif potential there.

My very next aircraft project will be two He-100's built simultaneously. One will be a real-world "stock" He-100D as used in German propaganda photos to fool the Allies into thinking that the Heinkel was in widespread use. The other will be an "improved" version, Argentine-built, for Japanese/German use in the Pacific aboard carriers!

My VERY FIRST whiffed aircraft was a "navalized" He-100, a rather raw, crude build (Lindberg, $.79 special, c. 1967?)-what I call a "paint and markings" whif--no structural alterations. Added a tailhook and slightly larger propeller/hub (Lindberg one very odd-looking, IMHO) and a custom camouflage unlike any "real" German aircraft:



I am going to "Phoenix" this, using SOME components of the original, but morphing it into something like this, using a slightly-cut-down Mustang tail and radiator, and FW-190 wing roots (IOW, MAJOR structural alterations, but keeping the "look"!) If you put your index finger horizontally covering the ventral scoop, it looks JUST like a He-100!:



I built a "clean-sheet-of-paper, but based on the He-100"-developed "He-113" using the Japanese "Nanzan" with the built-in ventral scoop (engine cooling was always a problem with the original He-100--the "Mustang" version is one solution, here is another), He-280 wings, Mustang tail, "Jumo" engine, He-162 canopy (to keep things "Heinkel") and about 20% larger overall (the He-100 was a VERY SMALL aircraft!):




Here is a "comparison" between my "original" He-100 and my "He-113":


Long ago I did an "improved" He-100 with a Mustang-like belly scoop (narrowed), He-162 canopy, beefier landing gear, four-blade prop, and elliptical wings (cut-down Spit 22):



So you can see I am an ardent "fan" of the He-100!

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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 04:00:55 AM »
What if after loosing to the Bf-109, the He-112 was developed into a turret fighter?

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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 04:14:28 AM »
Or maybe the He112 was developed into a twin engined fighter:



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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 04:15:16 AM »
Or later given a different engine:



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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 04:15:48 AM »
And speaking of the He100:

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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 04:18:56 AM »
One more:

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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 04:33:20 AM »
Heinkel just nailed the aesthetics for a while there didn't he.  (No pun intended.)
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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 04:36:19 AM »
By ''Ilk" I'll just mention I've wanted to do a single seated, open cockpit Val with some other visual tweaks since it looks so Heinkel-ish.   Spanish Civil War markings. 
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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 04:39:36 AM »
Another variation:

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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 04:42:13 AM »
By ''Ilk" I'll just mention I've wanted to do a single seated, open cockpit Val with some other visual tweaks since it looks so Heinkel-ish.   Spanish Civil War markings.


A bit like the early versions of the He112 (e.g. V6/V8 shown below)?




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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 04:47:23 AM »
Speaking of the He112, many people comment on its similarity to the Spitfire, especially in terms of the wing planform.  Well, it could also extend to the cockpit to a degree (check out control columns):

He112:



Spitfire:



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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 05:01:05 AM »
Some more He-112 Inspiration:



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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 05:06:17 AM »
I planned several He-100 and He-112 variants for an alternative history of the Spanish Civil War that I worked out for the relevant GB over on "the other place", indeed Craig was kind enough to send me a spare canopy for one of them. Unfortunately, time and circumstance have prevented me from building them yet, but they have their place on the scarily big To Do list.

Basically the Western powers have a change of heart and start allowing support through to the Republicans, with the intention of getting Germany and Italy bogged down in their direct committment whilst avoiding one of their own. It doesn't work, but what it does do is stalemate the SCW into a 40-year sometimes-hot, sometimes-cold stand-off between the two factions.

The Nationalists buy some He-112s, but it's too complicated to mass produce (a factor favoring the Bf-109 in real life) and they can't get 109s of their own, so they end up getting a licence for the He-100 instead. This results in the following models:

Early He-112: OOB in Nationalist markings. Not a whiff, of course.

Late He-112 refitted with licence-produced Db-601. WWII mod using what's available in-country since German supplies are limited due to Nationalist Spain neutrality. There really was a German prototype of this.

Early He-100: OOB in Nationalist markings.

Late He-100: modified cooling and armament, cut down rear deck and He-112 canopy. WWII mod using what's available in-country.

Jet He-100: Yak-15-style jet conversion of He-100 airframe, done during post-WWII isolation of Nationalist regime.
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Re: He-100, He-112, "He-113" and Their Ilk
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2012, 05:10:24 AM »
Developed (?) He112:

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He-151
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 05:16:04 AM »
Can't forget the "bridge" fighter that took the Luftwaffe from the biplane He-51 to the "modern" He-112. This open-cockpit monoplane is dressed out in Austrian colors of the group that favored Anschluss. Merely a Heller He-112 wing/radiator/landing gear mated to a Hasegawa He-51 fuselage. Nice combo, methinks. Kinda like a German "Claude" fighter. That is "Alpensplatter" camo.



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