Heinkel He 111
|INSIDE:||200 black & white photos|
The Heinkel He 111 is perhaps the best known of all the Luftwaffeâ€™s World War Two bombers. Designed originally as a civil airliner, it made its mark in the bomber role in the Spanish Civil War. Active from the beginning of WWII, the He 111 played a crucial part in the bombardment of targets in Britain and, later, the Eastern front.
The authorâ€™s history of this important aircraft places it firmly in the context of the course of WWII, and shows how it went from being a fast, effective machine to a seriously outclassed death-trap, attempting to stay on the offensive right up until the end of the war.