He 112 V-5

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"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
He 112 V-5
General characteristics
1 personCrew
2.3 tTake-off weight
0.39 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
7 500 mCeiling
Junkers Jumo 210DEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
680 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png130 / 162/250 / 311/110 / 137Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
140 % Sl icon.png60 % Sl icon.png10 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German fighter He 112 V-5. For other versions, see He 112 (Family).


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 has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

The He 112 V-5 is best used in lower altitudes. Even without diving down to the enemy to gain 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 aeroplane to learn how to play in Realistic Battles (RB).

General info

Flight performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,700 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 464 449 7 500 17.9 18.6 8.7 8.7 270
Upgraded 503 483 16.1 17.0 14.0 11.1


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
680 300 350 350 270 ~9 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 280 < 320 < 360 > 312
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,250 m 640 hp 719 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,150 m 600 hp 674 hp

Survivability and armour

The He 112 B-0 has no armour protection, but the fuel tanks are self-sealing. All the major modules are located in the nose and wing roots of the plane. This means the pilot and major modules have very little protection, although from the front the engine can absorb shots before the injure the pilot.

  • No armour protection
  • Self-sealing fuel tank


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, nose-mounted (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 is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that both guns will fire together until empty.

Usage in battles

The He 112's instrument panel.

The He 112 V-5 is a very good turn fighter. The elliptical gull wings allow it to turn just like the Spitfire. It carries the same engine used in the early Junkers Ju 87, but it performs badly above 3,000 m. Only use M.E.C. if you know what are you doing.

After takeoff, stay at an altitude where you want and gain some speed. Only go above 3,000 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 have 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 3,000 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 3,000 m, try to turn-fight with them if you have a more manoeuvrable 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 bursts to deal with the He 112 V-5.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine
IV Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Can perform well 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


In-game description

Heinkel He.112V5 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.112V1 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.112V5 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.112V5 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.112V5 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.112A-05 (Wr.N.1959) and the He.112A-06 (Wr.N.1960) - also acquired by the Japanese Navy - the He.112V5 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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See also

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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 fighters
He 51  He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2/H · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1/L
He 100  He 100 D-1
He 112  He 112 A-0 · He 112 B-0 · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · He 112 V-5
Bf 109 (Jumo)  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1
Bf 109 (DB-601)  Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop
Bf 109 (DB-605)  Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 K-4
Fw 190 (early)  Fw 190 A-1 · Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U2 · Fw 190 A-8 · Fw 190 C
Fw 190 (late)  Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13 · Fw 190 F-8
Ta 152  Ta 152 C-3 · Ta 152 H-1
USA  ▀P-47D
USSR  ▀La-5FN · ▀Yak-1B
Britain  ▀Tempest Mk V
Italy  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7 · ▀C.200 serie 3 · ▀C.200 serie 7 · ▀C.202
Finland  ▀Hawk H-75A-2