Heinkel He-III 1/48
Scale: 1/48 | Wingspan: 18.5 inches | Length: 13.38 inches
The Heinkel He-111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter in the early 1930s. Often described as a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing", it masqueraded as a transport aircraft, though its actual purpose was to provide the Luftwaffe with a fast medium bomber. The Heinkel He-111 was the most numerous and the primary Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. It fared well until the Battle of Britain, when its weak defensive armament, relatively low speed, and poor maneuverability were exposed. Nevertheless, it proved capable of sustaining heavy damage and remaining airborne. As the war progressed, the He-111 was used as a strategic bomber during the Battle of Britain, a torpedo bomber during the Battle of the Atlantic, and a medium bomber and a transport aircraft on the Western, Eastern, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African Fronts. Manufacturing ceased in 1944, at which point, the He 111 was used for transport and logistics.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!