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Heinkel He 115

The Heinkel He 115 was a World War II Luftwaffe seaplane with three seats. It was used as a torpedo bomber and performed general seaplane duties, such as reconnaissance and minelaying. The plane was powered by two 720 kW (960 hp) BMW 132K nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines. Some later models could seat four, had different engines, or used different weapon setups The aircraft had its finest moment when operating in the anti-shipping role against the Arctic convoys from bases in Northern Norway. However, with the appearance of carriers and escort carriers, coupled with new Soviet heavy fighters like the Petlyakov Pe-3bis, the air superiority over the convoys was challenged, and as a result, the torpedo bomber losses were increasing. Info: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinkel_He_115 Profiles: Wings Palette http://wp.scn.ru/en/ German Warplanes of World War II Published by Temple Press/Aerospace.

Heinkel He 115
Roelf, May 21, 2011
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