Heinkel He 118

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Title

Heinkel He 118

Description

Photo 1 is a port side view of a flying aircraft. It was designed as a high performance tactical dive bomber of all metal construction.
Photo 2 is a front view of an aircraft on the ground.
Photo 3 is a port/ rear view of an aircraft on the ground.

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Format

Three b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

PThomasAF20070021

Transcription

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HEINKEL 118

Heinkel HE 118.
In response to a German Air Ministry requirement for a high performance tactical dive bomber capable of carrying a 1102lb bomb load, Heinkel designed the HE 118 as a sturdy all metal monoplane. The first of two prototypes flew in 1937 with a Rolls Royce Kestrel in line engine. The aircraft was evaluated against Arado, Blohm & Voss & Junkers types, but was rejected because of propellor problems in a dive. Two examples were sold to Japan fitted with Daimler Benz in line engines. Twelve were produced in total but no production order was placed. Retained as test aircraft.

Citation

“Heinkel He 118,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23220.

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