He 111 H-16
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 4
|This page is about the aircraft He 111 H-16. For other uses, see He 111 (Disambiguation)|
The He 111 H-16 is a Rank III German medium bomber with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 3.0 (RB), and 3.7 (SB). It was introduced into the game some time prior to Update 1.27.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 310||< 300||< 270||> 190|
|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 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
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
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 the 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 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
|Not controllable||Controllable||Not controllable||Controllable||Combined||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|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 32x50kg bombs stock) and up to 2250 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 (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.
- Out classes similar Wellington bombers in nearly every respect.
- Pilot seat is set farther back than normal, reducing but not eliminating chance of dead pilot.
- 20mm nose gun can be a nasty surprise to head-on attackers and allows for bomber hunting.
- Stock payload is highly efficient at carpet bombing tanks, armored cars, AAA, etc.
- Gunner placements restrict effective defense to horizontal plane only, with gaps at 2 and 10 o'clock.
- As with most bombers (and German planes), poor turning circle which doesn't aid the gunners at all when attacked.
- Top gunner is limited in effectiveness, due to vertical stabilizer.
- Stock payload is practically worthless against bases.
- Very vulnerable when being attacked by multiple fighters, due to lack of many guns.
- Although resistant to 12.7mm guns, they will kill you if you don't quickly deal with the threat.
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