Heinkel He 111D

The He 111D was a short-lived variant of the He 111, powered by two 1,050hp Daimler-Benz DB 600Ga engines. These more powerful engines pushed the top speed of the He 111D up to 254 mph, but they would be the new model's downfall. A shortage of the engines meant that only twenty He 111Ds were built before production switched to the Junkers Jumo powered He 111E.

Those twenty aircraft were split into ten D-1s and ten D-2s, the only difference being in the radio equipment installed. They were used as flying command posts, with a crew of eight, including two dedicated radio operators. All twenty aircraft were complete by the end of 1937.

Heinkel He 111, Ron Mackay (Crowood Aviation). A comprehensive look at one of the most famous German aircraft of the Second World War, taking us through its pre-war development, its time as the Luftwaffe's most important bomber early in the war, to its long decline and the eventual collapse of the German bomber force.[see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (22 June 2007), Heinkel He 111D, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_he111D.html

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