He 112 V-5

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He 112 V-5
General characteristics
1 personCrew
1.9 tEmpty weight
2.3 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
7 500 mCeiling
sec15.0/15.0/0.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Junkers Jumo 210DEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
680 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png440 / 549/693 / 864/260 / 324Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft He 112 V-5. For other uses, see He 112 (Disambiguation)


GarageImage He112V5.jpg

The He 112 V-5 is a Rank I German fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB) and 1.7 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

The He 112 V-5 is best used in lower altitudes. Even without diving down to the enemy for gaining speed, it's a very good turn fighter, and has very good energy retention. It has very weak protection and armament, but you will most likely face with biplanes, so you will easily rip off their wings. The 7.92 mm ammo has a very simple ballistic trajectory, so its a very good plane to learn how to play in realistic battles (RB).

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 3,700 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
468 449 7,500 17.8 18.6 9.2 8.7 270
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,700 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
497 483 7,500 16.3 17.0 12.8 11.1 270


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X✓ X X
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
650 300 470 ~17 ~17
Optimal velocities
< 280 < 320 < 360 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,500 m 1,900 hp 645 hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Open cockpit
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)


Offensive armament

Main article: MG 17 (7.92 mm)

The He 112 V-5 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Both machine guns are arranged with one gun on each side of the fuselage, forward of the pilot, mounted beside the engine. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that both guns will fire with each other until empty.

Usage in the battles

The He 112's instrument panel.

The He 112 V-5 is a very good turn fighter. The elliptical gull wings allows it turn just like the Spitfire. It carries the same engine used in the early Junkers Ju 87, but its performs bad above 3000 m. Only use M.E.C. if you know what are you doing.

After takeoff, stay at any altitude where you want, and gain some speed. Only go above 3000 m, if it is necessary. Only use M.E.C. if you practice it with the engine in test flights, any bad movement with M.E.C. can kill your engine within a few seconds. Once you found an enemy, make a short burst to its wings as the 7.92 mm ammo will rip the wings off easily if you accurately place your rounds on target. If you overshoot the enemy, cut your throttle a bit down, your performance will not change too much.


If you stay above 3000 m, you should not need to worry about them as the He 112 V-5 engine does not do well above that altitude. If you are below 3000 m, try to turn fight with them if you have a more maneuverable aircraft, if not, try to gain some distance and go for a boom & zoom attack against them. If you carry one of the dreaded .50 calibre machine guns, line up a shot and make some precise burst to deal with the He 112 V-5.

Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair, Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Air Frame New 7 mm MGs
III Wing Repair, Engine
IV Engine Cover

Pros and cons


  • Can perform good enough at almost any role
  • Agile
  • Has flaps


  • Poor maximum altitude
  • Open and exposed cockpit
  • No match for most fighters at the same rank
  • Poor armament


Heinkel He 112 V-5 single-engine front-line fighter, issued 1936.

A single-seat all-metal monoplane fighter with an enclosed cockpit and a retractable landing gear system including tail wheel. This aircraft was designed in the Heinkel Flugzeugwerke design bureau by the brothers Walter and Siegfried Günter.

The aircraft was built for a single-seat fighter monoplane competition announced by Hermann Goering in May 1934. The He.112’s main competitor in this competition was another famous German aircraft designer’s creation: the Messerschmitt Bf 109V.

The first prototype He 112 V-1 fighter made its first flight on September 1, 1935. The experts of the Reich’s Ministry of Aviation were unable to select just one prototype, so Messerschmitt and Heinkel were given orders for 15 pre-production machines, to be deployed for military trials. Based on the test results, the Bf 109 fighter was adopted by the Luftwaffe in the summer of 1936.

It was decided that the He 112 would be kept as a backup in case, for some reason, production of the Bf 109 had to be stopped. Construction of the 15 pre-production vehicles continued. The designers continued their work, making changes and improvements here and there in the plane’s construction.

The next prototype He 112 V-5 was equipped with an inline 12-cylinder liquid-cooled Junkers Jumo 210D engine with a takeoff power of 680 hp and a two-bladed metal Junkers-Hamilton variable-pitch propeller. The aircraft was armed with two synchronous 7.92-mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 17 machine guns with 500 rounds per gun, which were installed on the sides of the forward fuselage.

The aeroplane’s wing shape was significantly modified. It now had a sharp bend in its leading edge and rounded tips.

The company’s head, Ernst Heinkel, decided to show the prototype He 112 V-5 to the international market. In the spring of 1937, the aircraft was shown to a Japanese naval delegation, sent to Germany to learn about prospective future developments in aviation technology. The Japanese showed interest in the aircraft and decided to obtain a prototype for more detailed study and testing. In March 1937, an He 112 V-5 was sent to Japan by sea.

In the Land of the Rising Sun, the fighter was delivered to the Technical Commission of the Imperial Navy and designated the A7He1. Together with two other pre-production aircraft, the He 112 A-05 (Wr.N.1959) and the He 112 A-06 (Wr.N.1960) - also acquired by the Japanese Navy - the He 112 V-5 underwent tests to compare it to the carrier-based Mitsubishi A5M4 fighter. Japanese experts appreciated certain features of the design, such as the in-line engine and innovations like the retractable landing gear, but they decided not to order a large batch of planes. Primarily, the military did not like the fighter’s relatively poor armament.


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