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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_He112A0.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
[[File:GarageImage_He112A0.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
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The '''He 112 A-0''' is a Rank I German fighter with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB), 1.7 (RB), and 2.3 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.
  
The He-112 A-0 is a very solid Rank 1 plane, sitting at 2.0 BR for Arcade and Realistic battles, and at 2.3 BR for Simulator battles. Being fully-metal and equipped with a 20 mm MG C/30L cannon, it is quite a formidable foe in the hands of a decent Rank 1 pilot.
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The He-112 A-0 is a very solid rank {{Specs|rank}} plane, {{Battle-rating}}. Being fully-metal and equipped with a 20 mm MG C/30L cannon, it is quite a formidable foe in the hands of a decent rank I pilot.
  
Speed and climb are one of the main factors when using this plane. It is roughly on par with the faster monoplanes at Rank 1, being slightly slower than the F2A and P36G. Climb rate is good when engine upgrades and fuselage upgrades are purchased, at around 16 m/s. While this is much less than some of the top pre-war biplanes, the He-112 is also much faster, better protected, and performs better at altitude.
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Speed and climb are one of the main factors when using this plane. It is roughly on par with the faster monoplanes at rank I, being slightly slower than the [[F2A-3|F2A]] and [[P-36G]]. Climb rate is good when engine upgrades and fuselage upgrades are purchased, at around 16 m/s. While this is much less than some of the top pre-war biplanes, the He-112 is also much faster, better protected, and performs better at altitude.
  
Play in the vertical when using the He-112. Typical Rank 1 planes consist of biplanes and pre-war monoplanes that are ''much'' more manoeuvrable than the He-112. Don't get into a horizontal turn fight with a biplane; energy retention is fairly poor and after a few turns you'll be left a sitting duck for 7.92 and .50 cal MGs to rip you apart. Climb to a favourable height (3-4 km), and then begin boom and zoom attacks, by diving on favourable targets. In realistic battles, ''do not'' dive far vertically or perform extreme manoeuvres at high speed; your wings will rip.
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Play in the vertical when using the He-112. Typical rank I planes consist of biplanes and pre-war monoplanes that are ''much'' more manoeuvrable than the He-112. Don't get into a horizontal turn fight with a biplane; energy retention is fairly poor and after a few turns you'll be left a sitting duck for 7.92 mm and .50 cal MGs to rip you apart. Climb to a favourable height (3 - 4 km), and then begin boom and zoom attacks, by diving on favourable targets. In Realistic Battles, ''do not'' dive far vertically or perform extreme manoeuvres at high speed; your wings will rip.
  
One unique aspect of the He-112 A-0 is its excellent cannon, the MG C/30L. Derived from the Flak 38, the MG C/30L possesses very good firepower, and when utilizing HE (high explosive) shells, it is capable of ripping all Rank 1 planes apart with a few short bursts. Be forewarned, however - against bombers, utilize deflection shooting and attack at angles, aiming for the wing. A single 20 mm, regardless of capability, will do you no good if you simply pump shells into a bomber's fuselage.  
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One unique aspect of the He-112 A-0 is its excellent cannon, the MG C/30L. Derived from the Flak 38, the MG C/30L possesses very good firepower, and when utilizing HE (High Explosive) shells, it is capable of ripping all rank I planes apart with a few short bursts. Be warned, however - against bombers, utilise deflection shooting and attack at angles, aiming for the wing. A single 20 mm, regardless of capability, will do you no good if you simply pump shells into a bomber's fuselage.
  
 
Overall, remember- the He-112 excels in the vertical and in terms of firepower/durability, being an all-metal monoplane with an excellent cannon.
 
Overall, remember- the He-112 excels in the vertical and in terms of firepower/durability, being an all-metal monoplane with an excellent cannon.
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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| 458 || 445 || 7,500 || 17.8 || 18.5 || 9.5 || 9.4 || 350
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| 459 || 445 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 17.8 || 18.5 || 9.5 || 9.4 || 350
 
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,200 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,200 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
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! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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| 489 || 473 || 7,500 || 16.3 || 17.0 || 12.8 || 11.1 || 350
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| 487 || 473 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 16.3 || 17.0 || 12.8 || 11.1 || 350
 
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|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
 
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! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
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! Combat flap
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! Take-off flap
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! Take-off flaps
! Landing flap
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! Landing flaps
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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! -
 
! -
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| 2,800 m || 640 hp || N/A
 
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! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
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! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
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! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* No armour plating
 
* No armour glazing
 
* Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|MG C/30L (20 mm)}}
 
{{main|MG C/30L (20 mm)}}
  
The He 112 A-0 is armed with:
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* 1 x 20 mm MG C/30L cannon, nose-mounted (100 rpg)
  
* 1 x 20 mm MG C/30L cannon, propeller hub mount (100 rpg)
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== Usage in battles ==
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[[File:Cockpit_He112V5.jpg|thumbnail|right|The He 112's instrument panel.]]
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The single and unique cannon gives the He 112 an interesting and quite a challenging play style. It has two types of round: API-T and HEFI-T. API-T is high penetration but causes less internal damage. It is useful against bombers and light ground targets. HEFI-T is devastating against smaller aircraft. Sometimes just one direct hit will be enough to completely dismantle a target. However, HEFI-T is unreliable against larger targets, where it often just explodes on the exterior of the target and causes limited damage. Carrying a mixed belt can be a good idea if there are a range of targets available.
  
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The cannon can be very difficult to aim against fast targets, as it has quite a slow rate of fire. Luckily, the plane is manoeuvrable and turns well, so you can get your cannon on target quite effectively. It is also faster than biplanes and some other monoplanes, meaning that Boom & Zoom tactics work quite well.
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=== Defensive armament ===
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
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[[File:Cockpit_He112V5.jpg|thumbnail|right|The He 112's instrument panel.]]
 
The single and unique cannon gives the He 112 an interesting and quite a challenging play style. It has two types of round: APIT and HEIT. APIT is high penetration but causes less internal damage. It is useful against bombers and light ground targets. HEIT is devastating against smaller aircraft. Sometimes just one direct hit will be enough to completely dismantle a target. However, HEIT is unreliable against larger targets, where it often just explodes on the exterior of the target and causes limited damage. Carrying a mixed belt can be a good idea if there are a range of targets available.
 
 
 
The cannon can be very difficult to aim against fast targets, as it has quite a slow rate of fire. Luckily, the plane is maneuverable and turns well, so you can get your cannon on target quite effectively. It is also faster than biplanes and some other monoplanes, meaning that Boom & Zoom tactics work quite well.
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
 
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
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! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
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! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type  
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>1 gear || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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===Modules===
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! Flight performance
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! Survivability
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! Weaponry
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| I
 
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| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
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| III
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| Engine
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| IV
 
| IV
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| Cover
 
| Cover
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| New 20 mm cannons
 
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Decent rate of climb when fully upgraded.
 
* Decent rate of climb when fully upgraded.
 
* Extremely versatile, can do both turn fighting and energy fighting depending on the opposition.
 
* Extremely versatile, can do both turn fighting and energy fighting depending on the opposition.
* Excellent cannon ('Air Target' belts have brilliant HEIT rounds).
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* Excellent cannon ('Air Target' belts have brilliant HEFI-T rounds).
* APIT rounds have good penetration (over 40 mm), making them good against lightly armoured targets, though it is not recommended to use the cannon in this role.  
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* API-T rounds have good penetration (over 40 mm), making them good against lightly armoured targets, though it is not recommended to use the cannon in this role.
 
* Cannon has 100 rounds. The slow rate of fire of the cannon means that you can make these 100 rounds last.
 
* Cannon has 100 rounds. The slow rate of fire of the cannon means that you can make these 100 rounds last.
  
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* Sluggish against tougher foes.
 
* Sluggish against tougher foes.
 
* Aiming is difficult, needs a lot of experience.
 
* Aiming is difficult, needs a lot of experience.
* Cannon has slow rate of fire.
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* Cannon has a slow rate of fire.
* No back up machine guns. Once the cannon ammo is gone you will have to wait until reload (AB) or return to the airbase to rearm (RB/SB).
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* No backup machine guns. Once the cannon ammo is gone you will have to wait until reload (AB) or return to the airbase to rearm (RB/SB).
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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Heinkel He 112 V-6 (He 112 A-0) single-engine front-line fighter, issued 1936.
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=== In-game description ===
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Heinkel He.112V6 (He.112A-0) single-engine front-line fighter, issued 1936.
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The next prototype of the He.112V6 was equipped with an inline 12-cylinder liquid-cooled Junkers Jumo.210C engine with a takeoff power of 680 hp and a three-bladed metal Schwarz variable-pitch propeller.
  
The next prototype of the He 112 V-6 was equipped with an inline 12-cylinder liquid-cooled Junkers Jumo 210C engine with a takeoff power of 680 hp and a three-bladed metal Schwarz variable-pitch propeller.
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The greatest difference between this plane and the previous prototype was its armament. In place of two 7.92-mm machine guns, the He.112V6 was equipped with a 20-mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG C/30L cannon with 150 rounds which fired through the hollow propeller shaft.
  
The greatest difference between this plane and the previous prototype was its armament. In place of two 7.92-mm machine guns, the He 112 V-6 was equipped with a 20-mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG C/30L cannon with 100 rounds which fired through the hollow propeller shaft.  
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The He.112V6 fighter underwent its first flight test in July of 1936. Shortly afterwards, the Reich Ministry of Aviation decided to use General Franco’s rebellion in Spain (and the ensuing Civil War) to test new combat aircraft models in real combat and to develop air combat tactics. As a result, in November of 1936 three prototype Bf.109s and one He.112V6 were sent to Spain.
  
The He.112V6 fighter underwent its first flight test in July of 1936. Shortly afterwards, the Reich Ministry of Aviation decided to use General Franco’s rebellion in Spain (and the ensuing Civil War) to test new combat aircraft models in real combat and to develop air combat tactics. As a result, in November of 1936 three prototype Bf 109s and one He 112V6 were sent to Spain.
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In early December, all four machines arrived at the Spanish port of Cadiz and were taken to Seville’s Tablada airport. The aircraft were placed in the Condor Legion’s 88th Fighter Group, made up of German “volunteers” and armed with German equipment. The Heinkel became the only cannon-carrying fighter, not only in the Legion, but also in the entirety of the rebels’ air force. Therefore, it was decided that the plane would be used as a ground attack aircraft. Together with the Ju.87A and Hs.123 dive bombers, the Heinkel was used to strike Republican armored vehicles, field fortifications, and artillery positions. Soon it was nicknamed the “cannon bird” (“kanonenvogel”).
  
In early December, all four machines arrived at the Spanish port of Cadiz and were taken to Seville’s Tablada airport. The aircraft were placed in the Condor Legion’s 88th Fighter Group, made up of German “volunteers” and armed with German equipment. The Heinkel became the only cannon-carrying fighter, not only in the Legion, but also in the entirety of the rebels’ air force. Therefore, it was decided that the plane would be used as a ground attack aircraft. Together with the Ju 87 A and Hs 123 dive bombers, the Heinkel was used to strike Republican armoured vehicles, field fortifications, and artillery positions. Soon it was nicknamed the “cannon bird” (“kanonenvogel”).
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In early 1937, the kanonenvogel took part in the battles over the river Jarama. On March 16, an He.112V6 was flown on its most successful sortie ever by Oberleutnant Wilhelm Balthasar. During an attack on an armored train, Balthasar managed to hit the ammunition in one of the armored wagons. The powerful explosion blew the car to pieces and shells detonated all around; as a result, the train was completely destroyed. On the way back, the pilot used his remaining ammunition on a Republican tank and also blew it to pieces.
  
In early 1937, the kanonenvogel took part in the battles over the river Jarama. On March 16, an He.112V6 was flown on its most successful sortie ever by Oberleutnant Wilhelm Balthasar. During an attack on an armoured train, Balthasar managed to hit the ammunition in one of the armoured wagons. The powerful explosion blew the car to pieces and shells detonated all around; as a result, the train was completely destroyed. On the way back, the pilot used his remaining ammunition on a Republican tank and also blew it to pieces.
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After this victory, Balthasar was appointed commander of the experimental assault team, which consisted of three two-seater Ne.45 biplanes and an He.112V6 kanonenvogel.
  
After this victory, Balthasar was appointed commander of the experimental assault team, which consisted of three two-seater He-45 biplanes and an He-112V6 kanonenvogel.
 
 
The “cannon bird’s” combat life ended on July 19, 1937. While returning to base, the plane’s motor jammed unexpectedly. During the subsequent emergency landing, the He.112V6’s fuselage snapped in half. The pilot escaped uninjured, but the plane was discarded.
 
The “cannon bird’s” combat life ended on July 19, 1937. While returning to base, the plane’s motor jammed unexpectedly. During the subsequent emergency landing, the He.112V6’s fuselage snapped in half. The pilot escaped uninjured, but the plane was discarded.
  
The He.112V6 became the prototype and lead aeroplane of the pre-production He.112 A-0 fighter, of which a total of five were made, two of which were exported to Japan.
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The He.112V6 became the prototype and lead aeroplane of the pre-production He.112A-0 fighter, of which a total of five were made, two of which were exported to Japan.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
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{{AirManufacturer Heinkel}}
 
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Revision as of 13:33, 31 December 2019

RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
He 112 A-0
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/1.3/1.7BR
Class
1 personCrew
2.3 tTake-off weight
0.74 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
7 500 mCeiling
Junkers Jumo 210СEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
680 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm MG C/30L cannonWeapon 1
100 roundsAmmunition
326 shots/minFire rate
Economy
5 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6 300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png470 / 580/830 / 1 025/410 / 506Repair
1 800 Sl icon.pngCrew training
6 300 Sl icon.pngExperts
80 Ge icon.pngAces
106 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
270 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German fighter He 112 A-0. For other versions, see He 112 (Family).

Description

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The He 112 A-0 is a rank I German fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB), 1.3 (RB), and 2.3 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

The He-112 A-0 is a very solid rank I plane, with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB), 1.3 (RB), and 2.3 (SB). Being fully-metal and equipped with a 20 mm MG C/30L cannon, it is quite a formidable foe in the hands of a decent rank I pilot.

Speed and climb are one of the main factors when using this plane. It is roughly on par with the faster monoplanes at rank I, being slightly slower than the F2A and P-36G. Climb rate is good when engine upgrades and fuselage upgrades are purchased, at around 16 m/s. While this is much less than some of the top pre-war biplanes, the He-112 is also much faster, better protected, and performs better at altitude.

Play in the vertical when using the He-112. Typical rank I planes consist of biplanes and pre-war monoplanes that are much more manoeuvrable than the He-112. Don't get into a horizontal turn fight with a biplane; energy retention is fairly poor and after a few turns you'll be left a sitting duck for 7.92 mm and .50 cal MGs to rip you apart. Climb to a favourable height (3 - 4 km), and then begin boom and zoom attacks, by diving on favourable targets. In Realistic Battles, do not dive far vertically or perform extreme manoeuvres at high speed; your wings will rip.

One unique aspect of the He-112 A-0 is its excellent cannon, the MG C/30L. Derived from the Flak 38, the MG C/30L possesses very good firepower, and when utilizing HE (High Explosive) shells, it is capable of ripping all rank I planes apart with a few short bursts. Be warned, however - against bombers, utilise deflection shooting and attack at angles, aiming for the wing. A single 20 mm, regardless of capability, will do you no good if you simply pump shells into a bomber's fuselage.

Overall, remember- the He-112 excels in the vertical and in terms of firepower/durability, being an all-metal monoplane with an excellent cannon.

General info

Flight performance

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Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,200 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
459 445 7 500 17.8 18.5 9.5 9.4 350
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,200 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
487 473 7 500 16.3 17.0 12.8 11.1 350

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
420 ~9 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 280 < 320 < 360 > 315
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,800 m 640 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: MG C/30L (20 mm)

The He 112 A-0 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG C/30L cannon, nose-mounted (100 rpg)

Usage in battles

The He 112's instrument panel.

The single and unique cannon gives the He 112 an interesting and quite a challenging play style. It has two types of round: API-T and HEFI-T. API-T is high penetration but causes less internal damage. It is useful against bombers and light ground targets. HEFI-T is devastating against smaller aircraft. Sometimes just one direct hit will be enough to completely dismantle a target. However, HEFI-T is unreliable against larger targets, where it often just explodes on the exterior of the target and causes limited damage. Carrying a mixed belt can be a good idea if there are a range of targets available.

The cannon can be very difficult to aim against fast targets, as it has quite a slow rate of fire. Luckily, the plane is manoeuvrable and turns well, so you can get your cannon on target quite effectively. It is also faster than biplanes and some other monoplanes, meaning that Boom & Zoom tactics work quite well.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe Offensive 20 mm
III Wings repair Engine
IV Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent speed.
  • Decent rate of climb when fully upgraded.
  • Extremely versatile, can do both turn fighting and energy fighting depending on the opposition.
  • Excellent cannon ('Air Target' belts have brilliant HEFI-T rounds).
  • API-T rounds have good penetration (over 40 mm), making them good against lightly armoured targets, though it is not recommended to use the cannon in this role.
  • Cannon has 100 rounds. The slow rate of fire of the cannon means that you can make these 100 rounds last.

Cons:

  • Exposed cockpit.
  • No armour to protect the pilot.
  • Does not excel at a particular fighting style.
  • Sluggish against tougher foes.
  • Aiming is difficult, needs a lot of experience.
  • Cannon has a slow rate of fire.
  • No backup machine guns. Once the cannon ammo is gone you will have to wait until reload (AB) or return to the airbase to rearm (RB/SB).

History

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In-game description

Heinkel He.112V6 (He.112A-0) single-engine front-line fighter, issued 1936.

The next prototype of the He.112V6 was equipped with an inline 12-cylinder liquid-cooled Junkers Jumo.210C engine with a takeoff power of 680 hp and a three-bladed metal Schwarz variable-pitch propeller.

The greatest difference between this plane and the previous prototype was its armament. In place of two 7.92-mm machine guns, the He.112V6 was equipped with a 20-mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG C/30L cannon with 150 rounds which fired through the hollow propeller shaft.

The He.112V6 fighter underwent its first flight test in July of 1936. Shortly afterwards, the Reich Ministry of Aviation decided to use General Franco’s rebellion in Spain (and the ensuing Civil War) to test new combat aircraft models in real combat and to develop air combat tactics. As a result, in November of 1936 three prototype Bf.109s and one He.112V6 were sent to Spain.

In early December, all four machines arrived at the Spanish port of Cadiz and were taken to Seville’s Tablada airport. The aircraft were placed in the Condor Legion’s 88th Fighter Group, made up of German “volunteers” and armed with German equipment. The Heinkel became the only cannon-carrying fighter, not only in the Legion, but also in the entirety of the rebels’ air force. Therefore, it was decided that the plane would be used as a ground attack aircraft. Together with the Ju.87A and Hs.123 dive bombers, the Heinkel was used to strike Republican armored vehicles, field fortifications, and artillery positions. Soon it was nicknamed the “cannon bird” (“kanonenvogel”).

In early 1937, the kanonenvogel took part in the battles over the river Jarama. On March 16, an He.112V6 was flown on its most successful sortie ever by Oberleutnant Wilhelm Balthasar. During an attack on an armored train, Balthasar managed to hit the ammunition in one of the armored wagons. The powerful explosion blew the car to pieces and shells detonated all around; as a result, the train was completely destroyed. On the way back, the pilot used his remaining ammunition on a Republican tank and also blew it to pieces.

After this victory, Balthasar was appointed commander of the experimental assault team, which consisted of three two-seater Ne.45 biplanes and an He.112V6 kanonenvogel.

The “cannon bird’s” combat life ended on July 19, 1937. While returning to base, the plane’s motor jammed unexpectedly. During the subsequent emergency landing, the He.112V6’s fuselage snapped in half. The pilot escaped uninjured, but the plane was discarded.

The He.112V6 became the prototype and lead aeroplane of the pre-production He.112A-0 fighter, of which a total of five were made, two of which were exported to Japan.

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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
Twin-engine fighters  He 219 A-7
Jet fighters  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
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
Heinkel 
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
Messerschmitt 
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
Focke-Wulf 
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
  Foreign:
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