He 112 A-0
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
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|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
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| Gear limit
| Combat flap
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|< ???||< ???||< ???||> ???|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|?,??? m||??? hp||?,??? hp|
Survivability and armour
- 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
The ????? is armed with:
- 4 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
The four machine guns are arranged in bundles of two mounted on the underside of the upper wing. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
Usage in the battles
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
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not ontrollable||Not controllable|
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|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|
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