Originally posted by Smoking mirror
Exelent work, And so quick too.
The he111 was the germans main heavy bomber replacing the do17 at the start of the war.
The HE 111 was an exelent propaganda weapon, produced in such vast numbers and used to such horrific effect in the spanish civil, that it caused the french and british to greatly fear the german war machine. This fear was used to extract huge political gains by the nazi party, and is the root of much of thier early success.
In the event however the HE111 was not as good as its political reputation seemed to indicate. Although the bomber could outrun and outfight most early fighters, the next generation of fighter planes such as the british spitfire found unescorted HE111s easy prey. Also there was the problem of its short operational range because of only having two engines to suport its bulk.
Originaly british & french estimates of casualties that could be caused by the HE111 were so great that war with germany seemed too high a price to pay. However many of the bombs dropped in poland (and for the rest of the war) failed to explode, meaning much lower casualty rates than estimated. These facts eventualy helped the allies to steel thier hearts for the enevitable war with germany.
Towards the end of the battle of britain with improvements in radio technology and navigation the HE111 was switched to night bombing with better results, though its inherent problems and the disasterous german decision to attack london rather than concentrating on eliminating the british air force resulted in defeat for the HE 111 and the luftwaffe in general.
Originally posted by nonnob3
A total different look from the one that Pablostuka and I have created.
Originally posted by aaglo
Actually, when I started working on this, I didn't know that there already was a He-111 made.
The one you did looks like a modification of the vanilla bomber. IMHO modding the existing units is far more work-consuming than making units from scratch.
And your He-111 is an earlier version, propably He-111 C