He 111 H-16

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
He 111 H-16
General characteristics
5 peopleCrew
14.00 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8500 mCeiling
2 х Junkers Jumo 211FEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
480 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Defensive armament
20 mm MG FF/M cannonTurret
120 roundsAmmunition
560 shots/minFire rate
13 mm MG 131 machine gunTurret
1000 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
1597 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gunTurret
1850 roundsAmmunition
1597 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
32 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombSetup 3
2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 4
14000 Rp icon.pngResearch
55000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5610 / 7208/4100 / 5268/1540 / 1978Repair
16000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
55000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
300 % Sl icon.png310 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German medium bomber He 111 H-16. For other uses, see He 111 (Family).


GarageImage He 111 H-16.jpg

The He 111 H-16 is a rank II German medium bomber with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 3.7 (SB). This bomber was introduced into the game some time prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
412 400 8500 32.0 32.7 2.0 2.0 500
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 8500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 500


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
480 300 355 ~2 ~1
Optimal velocities
< 310 < 300 < 270 > 190
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,800 m 2,120 hp 2,497 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 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


Suspended armament

The He 111 H-16 can carry the following ordinance:

  • 32 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombs
  • 2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombs + 1 x 250kg SC250JA bomb

Defensive armament

The He 111 H-16 can defend itself with:

  • 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 gun, ventral turret (1,000 + 850 rpg = 1,850 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, 2 x beam turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

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.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Not controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Turret 7 mm Turret 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 mm MGs (turret)
III Wings Repair Engine New 7 mm MGs (turret) Turret 20 mm ETC PVC I
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons (turret) ETC PVC II

Pros and cons


  • Decent bomb load (can carry up to 32 x 50 kg bombs stock) and up to 2,250 kg total
  • Can cope with high altitudes better than British starter bombers
  • Engine fires do minimal collateral damage by not spreading, but the engine will die
  • Very good defensive guns (a significant improvement over predecessors)
  • Good roll rate by bomber standards
  • Armour and structural design allow very good resistance to 7.7 mm and somewhat to 12.7 mm bullets
  • Extremely sturdy airframe, enemy pilots may run out of ammo while trying to take the He 111 down often
  • Out classes similar Wellington bombers in nearly every respect
  • Pilot seat is set farther back than normal, reducing but not eliminating the chance of a knocked-out pilot
  • 20 mm nose gun can be a nasty surprise to head-on attackers, allows for bomber hunting, and can take out ground anti-aircraft artillery and vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery
  • Stock payload is highly efficient at carpet bombing tanks, armoured cars, anti-aircraft artillery, etc


  • Gunner placements restrict effective defence to the horizontal plane only, with gaps at 2 and 10 o'clock
  • As with most bombers (and German planes), poor turning radius which doesn't aid the gunners at all when attacked
  • 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.
  • Stock payload is extremely less effective against bases
  • Very vulnerable when being attacked by multiple fighters, due to lack of defensive weapons
  • Although resistant to 12.7 mm guns, they will destroy you if you don't quickly deal with the threat
  • Tail controls easily damaged.


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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 13mm MG 131 in a dorsal turret, the R-2, a glider tug and the R-3, with improved armor at the cost of a lighter bomb carrying capacity."


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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
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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 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
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
  ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic