Heinkel He-III

Item Number: FGH111TE

MSRP Price: $259.95

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Scale: 1/48 scale model

Wing Span: 18.5

Length: 13.38
Heinkel He-III
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This handcrafted Heinkel He-III 1/48 scale model is painstakingly built by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail. The Heinkel He-111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter GŁnter 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 manoeuvrability 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 painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.