Seeking a replacement for the Heinkel He 51 and Arado Ar 68 biplane fighters, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium issued in 1933 a specification for a monoplane, drawing submissions from Arado, Focke-Wulf, Heinkel and Messerschmitt. The prototype Heinkel He 112 was evaluated competitively with the three other designs at Travemunde in October 1935 and both it and Messerschmitt's Bf 109 received orders for 10 aircraft. Powered by a 518kW Rolls-Royce Kestrel V engine, the prototype was followed by two further aircraft with reduced-span wings and 447kW Jumo 210C engines. The fourth prototype, with a new elliptical wing, was evaluated operationally with the Legion Condor in Spain in 1936, and was shown at the July 1937 Zurich International Flying Meeting. The proposed He 112A production aircraft was not adopted by the Luftwaffe, which received the Bf 109 instead, but work continued on the structurally-redesigned He 112B, the 507kW Jumo 210Ea-powered production prototype which flew in July 1937. Twelve of 30 aircraft ordered by Japan were delivered in the spring of 1938, but the next 12 were impressed for Luftwaffe use, although 11 of these and the final six were supplied later to the Spanish Nationalist air force in November 1938. Thirteen He 112B-0 and 11 He 112B-1 aircraft were delivered to the Romanian air force, the order being completed in September 1939, and three He 112B-1s were acquired by the Hungarian air force in the spring of 1939. Armament of the He 112B series was two wing-mounted 20mm MG FF cannon and two 7.92mm MG 17 machine-guns in the upper engine cowling.
| ENGINE||1 x Jumo 210G, 490kW|
| Take-off weight||2250 kg||4960 lb|
| Empty weight||1850 kg||4079 lb|
| Wingspan||9.1 m||30 ft 10 in|
| Length||9.3 m||31 ft 6 in|
| Height||3.9 m||13 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||17.0 m2||182.99 sq ft|
| Max. speed||510 km/h||317 mph|
| Cruise speed||475 km/h||295 mph|
| Ceiling||9500 m||31150 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||950 km||590 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||850 km||528 miles|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 20mm cannons, 2 x 7.92 machine-guns|
|A three-view drawing (1630 x 1200)|
He 112 WAS USED BY THE LEGION KONDOR IN SPAIN DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND A FEW REMAINED AFTER THAT. ONE OF THEM SHOOT DOWN A P 38 OVER SPANISH AIR SPACE. ANOTHER GROUP WAS USED BY ROMANIA, I THINK.
|leo rudnicki, 09.04.2009|
The only similarity with Yak-9 is the 3 bladed prop. The japanese didn't care for the high wing loading.
|calum morris, 13.12.2008|
it does look like a yak nine, but was developed before.
i would like to add that 30 were to be sold to japan, even though this fell through some prototypes were sent for evaluation, and it would be a help if anyone has any information on the matter.
Resembles to a captured Yak-9
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|Guy Nasuti, 10.01.2008|
Looking for images of the He 112B for use in Aviation History Magazine. Please contact me if you have high resolution images of the plane.
Does anyone think that this is were Mitchell the spitfire designer pinched the wing shape from? his first wing shape for the spitfire was a gull-wing that was changed to the olipticale as the H 112
|John S. Talvern, 25.10.2007|
Is it just me, or does this design strongly resemble the Russian Yak series of planes developed later in the war?
|Ronald Austin, 14.08.2007|
This is not about the aircraft only the loudmouthed person who entered the filth on 21.02.2007
|Ron Austin, 11.08.2007|
In June 1940 at Bournemouth on the South Coast, at 1.30 PM (1330hrs) a Heinkel He 112 was flying down the Bourne Valley at about no mor than some 50ft and below the hight of the Fir trees on the West side of the vale being chasted by an Hawker Hurricane Mk I. You could see the pilots clearly. Both planes flew out over the English Channel past the Pier. Two burts of machinegun fire was heard. I found cofirmation that Hienkel gave an He112 to the Comamder of Luff III stationed in the Cherbourge area. Over the years I have tried to find other confirmation without success.
BY MAY 1945 THERE IS ONE SQUADRON STATIONED IN AUSTRIA WHICH STILL EQUIP WITH THE HEINKEL HE-112B.
THE SQUADRON HAD 30 HE-112B
|Robert Schlickewitz, 31.01.2007|
Has anyone of you guys a decent three-view-drawing of the A-version of the He-112, or at least the outlines of its stabilisators?
Thanks a million for your help
Robert Schlickewitz, Germany
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