History of War

HEINKEL HE 111

ELLIPTICAL WING

The elliptical wing design of the He 70 ‘Blitz’, the predecessor of the He 111, was retained, although the surfaces were lengthened to provide more lift for the He 111.

AERODYNAMIC AND LIGHTWEIGHT

The surfaces of the He 111 aircraft were designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, while its construction from aluminium and wood provided strength and reasonable weight.

BOMBLOAD

The He 111 was capable of carrying multiple bombload configurations, including 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) in the bomb bay and 3,600 kilograms (7,937 pounds) affixed

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