Heinkel He 115

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Title

Heinkel He 115

Description

Photo 1 is a port view of an aircraft in flight.
Photo 2 is a starboard view of an aircraft a the water's edge.

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Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

PThomasAF20070019

Transcription

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Heinkel HE 115.
The era of the torpedo carrying float-plane was already waning when the Second World War broke out. The importance of the aerial torpedo as a weapon increased rapidly whilst the carrying float-plane decreased in importance just as rapidly. It is therefore surprising that Germany should introduce the Heinkel 115 in to service in September 1939. More than 300 of these aircraft were built, powered by a pair of 900hp BMW radial engines. They were used widely in U-boat co-operation over a range of 1250 miles, carrying a war load of 2200lb’s of bombs, mines or torpedo’s. Armed with two 7.9mm machine guns. Crew of four.

Citation

“Heinkel He 115,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23218.

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