He 111 H-16

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This page is about the German medium bomber He 111 H-16. For other versions, see He 111 (Family).
He 111 H-16
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He 111 H-16
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Description

The He 111 H-16 is a rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 3.7 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 000 m432 km/h
Turn time31 s
Max altitude8 500 m
Engine2 х Junkers Jumo 211F
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight14 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 411 398 8500 32.0 32.8 2.0 2.0 500
Upgraded 457 432 30.1 31.0 8.1 4.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
480 300 340 327 260 ~4 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 310 < 300 < 270 > 330

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear300 km/h

The pilot's seat is set farther back than normal, reducing but not eliminating the chance of a knock-out.

  • 5 mm Steel plate under nose gunner
  • 10 mm Steel plate behind the pilot
  • 8 mm Steel plate in front of the dorsal gunner
  • 6 mm Steel plate under ventral gunner
  • 8-8.5 mm Steel plates around beam gunner
  • 8 mm steel on top of engines

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB770 → 989 Sl icon.png
RB2 200 → 2 827 Sl icon.png
SB2 690 → 3 456 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 730 Rp icon.png
32 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost860 Ge icon.png
Crew training16 000 Sl icon.png
Experts55 000 Sl icon.png
Aces320 Ge icon.png
Research Aces250 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
40 / 120 / 300 % Sl icon.png
130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
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mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods ammo.png
mg131_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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mg131_turret_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
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SC 1000
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg81_turret_new_gun
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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mgff_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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C 1000/SC 250
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mgff_turret_new_gun
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
SC 2500
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Suspended armament

List of setups (5)
Setup 132 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
Setup 28 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 32 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 41 x 2500 kg SC2500 bomb
Setup 52 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb

The He 111 H-16 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 32 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (1,600 kg total)
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs + 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb (2,250 kg total)
  • 1 x 2,500 kg SC2500 bomb (2,500 kg total)

Defensive armament

Turret20 mm MG FF/M cannon
Ammunition120 rounds
Fire rate560 shots/min
Turret13 mm MG 131 machine gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Turret2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition1850 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min
2 х Turret7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min

The He 111 H-16 is defended by:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannon, nose turret (120 rpg)
  • 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, dorsal turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine guns, ventral turret (1,000 + 850 rpg = 1,850 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (500 rpg)

Usage in battles

In Arcade, try to maximize altitude upon spawning; this will make it harder for most fighters to reach you in the early moments (only for ground strike). However, this leaves your poorly defended underbelly open to most attacks, so a fighter with a decent engine could easily catch up and take you down. When engaging this bomber, don't worry about the gunners, as they have a very restricted field of, allowing an attack from these angles: 10-2 o'clock high or even 8 o'clock high/5 o'clock high, as well as 9-3 o'clock low or 10 o'clock low/2 o'clock low, as the gunners, cannot reach you there.

In Realistic, as mid-air reload is unavailable, the He 111 can be used as a pseudo-dive bomber to quickly deliver its payload before retreating. The plane can sustain a shallow dive near the redline speed of around 500 km/h, though you should keep an eye on the IAS to prevent from overspeeding and ripping the airframe in the process. The payload of 8 x 250 kg bombs or 2 x 1,000 kg bombs is enough to destroy two bases in normal matches and one in uptier matches. While the single 2,500 kg bomb is certainly very powerful, it can only destroy a single base and wastes potential TNT damage in doing so, thus it should be saved for airfield bombing instead.

In mixed battles, the He 111 H-16 can be played like a miniature Pe-8. While the SC2500 bomb is nowhere close to the infamous FAB-5000 bomb, the SC2500 has a massive filler of 2,720 kg of TNT equivalent and a huge destructive radius of 84 m ("only" 21 m less than the FAB-5000) which is still huge enough to destroy multiple ground vehicles and sink any ship within its blast radius. With its smaller and less distinctive airframe, the H-16 can be played more aggressively than its Soviet counterpart, with an option of shallow dive bombing for a more precise drop.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent bomb load (can carry up to 32 x 50 kg bombs stock) and up to 2,500 kg total
    • Stock payload is highly efficient at carpet bombing tanks, armoured cars, anti-aircraft artillery, etc
    • Access to the massive SC2500 bomb with a very high destructive power in mixed battles
  • Very good defensive guns (a significant improvement over predecessors)
    • 20 mm nose turret can be a nasty surprise to head-on attackers, allows for bomber hunting, and can take out lightly armoured ground targets
  • Decent flight characteristics for a bomber
    • Good roll rate by bomber standards
    • Relatively good performance at higher altitudes
  • Surprisingly sturdy airframe clad with some armour offers more chance of survival

Cons:

  • While more well-protected than the previous variants, the H-16 still has several blind spots
    • Gunner placements restrict effective defence to the horizontal plane only, with gaps at 2 and 10 o'clock
    • Top gunner is limited in effectiveness due to the vertical stabilizer location
    • Bottom gunner can't shoot directly behind the plane, more like at a 20-30 degree angle downwards
  • Glazed nose exposes the pilot from flak battery and head-on attacks
  • As with most bombers (and German planes), the H-16 suffers from poor turning radius which doesn't aid the gunners at all when attacked
  • Stock payload is not so effective against bases
  • Very vulnerable when being attacked by multiple fighters, due to lack of defensive weapons

History


Archive of the in-game description

The Heinkel He 111 was a German monoplane medium bomber (also torpedo bomber and attack bomber). The He 111 H-16 was the third standard H-series variant, the other two being H-3 and H-6. Most other variants were generally used in very specialized roles. Specifically, the H-16 was a further development of the H-6 with Jumo 211 F-2 engines, although several other interim variants also introduced minor changes based on combat experience. Defensive armament remained the same as on the H-11.

Many different loadouts were supported; the bomb bay was retained and could also be used for extra fuel tanks. In the latter case, the under-fuselage ETC 2000 bomb rack was used. The H-16 was supplied with several armament kits, including the R-1 with a 13 mm MG 131 in a dorsal turret, the R-2, a glider tug and the R-3, with improved armour at the cost of a lighter bomb carrying capacity.


Media

Skins

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


Heinkel Aircraft Company (Heinkel Flugzeugwerke)
Fighters  He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2/H · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1/L
  He 100 D-1
  He 112 A-0 · He 112 B-0 · He 112 V-5
Jet fighters  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
Twin-engine fighters  He 219 A-7
Bombers  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16
  He 177 A-5
Export  He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · A7He1

Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 196 A-3
Blohm & Voss  BV 138 C-1 · BV 238
Dornier  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Focke-Wulf  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Henschel  Hs 123 A-1
Heinkel  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5
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Messerschmitt  Me 264
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