A7He1

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General info

The A7He1 in the garage.

The A7He1 is a premium Rank I Japanese fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/SB) and 2.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.37. It costs 550 Golden Eagles. The A7He1 is the exact copy of the He 112 B-0 from the Luftwaffe.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Offensive Armament

The A7He1 carries 2 machineguns and 2 cannons, which is very rare for its tier. This plane will outgun anything it faces. The HE rounds are extremely effective against any target, with its big explosive mass. 60 rounds per gun may seem too few but the slow rate of fire makes the cannon very reliable. Since a short burst will be enough to shoot down any target, careful aiming and trigger discipline will make for the low ammunition.

Mobility

The A7He1 has a good engine. Its small design and light airframe makes for a good rate of climb and manoueverability. Short wings provide a great turn rate. Also its ailerons are moderately large, which makes it easier to roll.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Reliable cannon with slow rate of fire
  • Great maneuverbility
  • Open cockpit for great view

Cons:

  • Not very fast
  • Machine guns are weak by themselves

Specifications

Armaments

  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF cannons, wing-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Junkers Jumo 210C 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Takeoff power: 658 hp (Stock), 725 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 570 kg
Name: Junkers Jumo 210C 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Takeoff power: 651 hp (Stock), 690 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 570 kg
Name: Junkers Jumo 210C 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Takeoff power: 651 hp (Stock), 690 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 570 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 486 km/h
    • at height: 2,800 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.8 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 516 km/h
    • at height: 2,800 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 18.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 16.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 471 km/h
    • at height: 2,800 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 20.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 502 km/h
    • at height: 2,800 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 13.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 471 km/h
    • at height: 2,800 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 20.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 502 km/h
    • at height: 2,800 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 13.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




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0.16
0.32
0.48
0.64
0.8
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Ernst Heinkel continued to improve his fighter. The He 112 was drastically redesigned. It was actually a new aircraft, although the former designation was retained. The He 112 V9 prototype, which later became the main aircraft of the He 112 B-0 preproduction batch, even differed from its predecessors in external appearance. Its wingspan was reduced and its total fuselage length increased. The shape of the tailplane and the fin was completely changed, and the rudder area was noticeably enlarged. A bubble canopy was installed in the rear section of the cockpit instead of the fuselage spine fairing, and the cockpit itself obtained a sliding section and became completely closable.

The He 112 B-0 had a Junkers Jumo 210C twelve-cylinder in-line liquid-cooled engine producing 680 hp takeoff power and featuring a Junkers-Hamilton two-bladed variable-pitch metal propeller. The He 112 B-0's armament was exceptionally powerful for its time and included two synchronous 7.92 mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 17 machine guns mounted on either side of the forward fuselage, with 500 rounds of ammunition each, and two 20 mm Oerlikon MG FF cannons mounted in the wing panels, with 60 rounds each.

With all performance characteristics considered, the He 112 B-0 looked better than the Bf 109's early versions. But the Messerschmitt had already been launched into full-scale production by that time, and it was cheaper, simpler, and easier to produce than the He 112. Besides, the Bf 109 was more versatile, and its design had significant potential for further improvement.

Heinkel realized that the He 112 would probably never be accepted for service with the Luftwaffe, so he put special emphasis on obtaining export orders for his fighter. Japan was the first to take an interest in the He 112. In early 1938, four fighters of the He 112 B-0 variant were added to the arsenal of the Imperial Japanese Navy. A total of 12 He 112 B-0 machines were delivered to Japan during the coming years. These aircraft, unlike the first He 112 A-0 preproduction machines, were accepted for service with the Navy under the same designation, the A7He1 Carrier Fighter, but they never participated in any combat operations and were mainly in service with training units.

26 machines of a He 112 B-0 preproduction batch commandeered from the "Japanese Order" were used temporarily by the Luftwaffe. In 1938, all of them were part of the 3rd and the 4th squadrons of the JG 132 Fighter Wing and provided air cover over Leipzig during the Sudeten Crisis of 1938.

17 aircraft of the He 112 B-0 variant were delivered to Spain, where they formed a separate fighter wing called Grupa de Casa 5-G-5. The Spanish operated their He 112s until the early 1950s.

A total of 34 machines of the He 112 B-0 series were produced, including 4 prototypes and 30 production aircraft.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the ___ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-jap.png A7He1
Nation Japan
Type Fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~1873 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~2113 kg
Takeoff Weight ~2250 kg
Wing Area ~17 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 690 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~439.99 kph at 2800 m
Climb Rate ~15.83 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~218.62 kph
Turn Time ~15.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~110.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~4129 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~4658 lb
Takeoff Weight ~4960 lb
Wing Area ~183 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 690 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~273.40 mph at 9186 m
Climb Rate 51.94 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~135.85 mph
Turn Time 15.50 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~22.53 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
1 x MG C/30L 150 rpg
Limits
Max Speed limit 690 kph
Gear lmit 450 kph
Max static +G's ~23
Max static -G's ~23
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <298 kph
Rudder <320 kph
Elevators <360 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 429 mph
Gear lmit 280 mph
Max static +G's ~23
Max static -G's ~23
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <185 mph
Rudder <199 mph
Elevators <224 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
500 m
1640 ft
100% Enginepower 700 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
2600 m
8530 ft
100% Enginepower 657 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)