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He 111 Z Zwilling

The large-span, five-engine He 111 Zwilling was specifically designed as a heavy transport powerful enough to tow the large Messerschmitt Me 321 gliders. The He 111 Z (or "Zwilling" - twin) was an interesting, albeit bizarre, joining of two He 111 medium bombers. In an attempt to bring together existing designs to produce a large enough transport capable of towing the Me 321 glider, the He 111 Z was conceived of as such a solution with the intent that a large wing area and five powerplants would be sufficient. Externally, the creation appeared as nothing more than two He 111 airframes joined at a wing with an extra (fifth) engine fitted to the joining structure. Info: Militay Factory http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=528 Profile: World War 2 Drawings http://ww2drawings.jexiste.fr/Files/2-Airplanes/Airplanes.htm

He 111 Z Zwilling
Roelf, Dec 15, 2011
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