Heinkel He-111Z




Heinkel He-111Z

Heinkel He-111Z

Specifications
Primary Function:
Crew:
Engines:
Power:
Weight Empty:
Max. Weight:
Length:
Wingspan:
Cruise Speed:
Towing Me-321:
Towing 2 Go-342:
Ceiling:
Range:
Year Deployed:
glider tow
seven
Junkers Jumo
5- V 1,350 hp ea.
47,000 lbs.
53,000 lbs.
53 ft. 10 in.
115 ft. 6 in.
270 mph
137 mph
155 mph
32,500 feet
1,200 miles
1942



 

The Heinkel He-111Z was a five engine, twin fuselage aircraft of the Luftwaffe, used to tow large cargo gliders.

With the introduction of the Me-321 Gigant heavy cargo glider in 1940, the Luftwaffe had a need for suitable towing aircraft. To solve the need, two existing bombers were joined by sharing their main wing and adding a center section.

In 1941 the first two prototype Heinkel He-111Z (Zwilling - Twin) aircraft were produced, with a fifth engine added to the center section of the wing.

The glider tug was very successful, well liked by its crews, and enjoyed a trouble free career.

A total of 12 Heinkel He-111Z glider tugs were produced, with eight either shot down or destroyed from bombings. The fate of the remaining four is unclear.

RC Heinkel He-111Z

RC Heinkel He-111Z

The RC Heinkel He-111Z scratched built by Jon of FMBG, Lauterbach has an 86 1/2 in. wingspan and weighs about 15 1/2 lbs.  Power comes from two electric motors at the outer positions and two O.S. 30 FS engines at the inner positions.  The center motor position appears to be unpowered.
Traplet Publications plans has the RC Heinkel He-111Z that builds to a wingspan of 96 in. Recommended power can come from five Speed 480 to Speed 600 type geared motors. All up weight is around 14 lbs.
AeroFred has plans for the RC Heinkel He-111Z that builds to a 98 in. wingspan.  Recommended power comes from five 600 size motors.




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