Heinkel He 111 H-3, H-6, H-16 bombloads

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  1. tt33

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    I am looking for detailed information on all possible bomb payloads, bomb bay loadouts / external payloads, and bomb types that were used on the Heinkel He 111 H-3, H-6, and H-16 bombers.
     
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    internal loads: 8x250, 4x250 +aux fuel tank. AFAIR the 250kg bomb could be replaced by four 50kg bomb. Usually a set of four 250kg was replaced with a 50kg setup. This is H-3 to H-6, H-16 and later were often used with external load, don't know what they did with internal bomb bay (extra fuel?).
    H-4 introduced external bomb racks, one or two capable of holding a 1t bomb each.
    Somewhere around H-10 more external hardpoints were introduced, one central fuselage for the big ones (up to 2.5t) and four more around this for up to 500kg bombs (or 4x 50kg bombs each).
    Maximum permisible load without reducing fuel was 2t for earlier, 2.5t for later He 111H (I assume the latter only with with 1400-1500PS Jumo 211 or 1750PS Jumo 213 engines)
     
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    #3 Bob_Semple_Airplane, Apr 4, 2013
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    The He 111 H-16 had a 2000kg-rated bomb bay, a pylon under fuselage for 2000kg and another one for 500kg. Maximum load was 2500kg. Common loadouts were:

    -Eight SC-250s internally
    -Thirty-two SC-50s internally
    -Sixteen SC-50s internally and one SC-1000 externally
    -One SC-2000 and one SC-500 externally
     
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    No wing mounts on the He 111, all fuselage mounts. The big bombs (up to 2.5t pieces) had to be carried externally on the fuselage mount on a central place to keep the CoG centered, 2t + 500kg was only possible if one was mounted behind the other.
     
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    Internal view.

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