He 112 B-2/U2

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This page is about the gift German fighter He 112 B-2/U2. For other uses, see He 112 (Family).
He 112 B-2/U2
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He 112 B-2/U2
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The He 112 B-2/U2 is a premium gift rank I German fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 2 800 m503 km/h
Turn time16 s
Max altitude8 500 m
EngineJunkers Jumo 210G
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight2 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 2,800 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 482 464 8500 17.1 18.0 13.1 13.1 325
Upgraded 525 503 15.0 16.0 19.2 15.8


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 + -
730 450 498 469 270 ~14 ~14
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 298 < 320 < 360 > 312

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural730 km/h
Gear450 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB820 Sl icon.png
RB1 500 Sl icon.png
SB1 300 Sl icon.png
Crew training1 400 Sl icon.png
Experts9 000 Sl icon.png
Aces80 Ge icon.png
Research Aces270 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 70 / 110 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 106 / 106 / 106 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Wings repair
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Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
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Mod arrow 0.png
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Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 20 mm MG FF cannon
Ammunition120 rounds
Fire rate560 shots/min
Ammunition1 000 rounds
Fire rate1 150 shots/min

The He 112 B-2/U2 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF cannons, wing-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

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In-game description

Heinkel He 112 B-2/U-2 single-engine front-line fighter, 1939 series

He 112 B-2/U-2 fighters were fitted with Junkers Jumo 210 Ga fuel-injected engines. The only external difference in this variant was the modified shape of the engine side cowlings, due to individual exhaust pipes being installed instead of a general exhaust manifold.

Most production machines had lugs fastened under the centre wing section, from which six aerial fragmentation bombs could be suspended.

As a result of the He 112B's tests, the Romanians decided to reassign their Heinkels as ground-attack fighters, as had happened during the Spanish Civil War. The plane's relatively powerful armament favoured that decision, too. He 112Bs began the war with the Soviet Union as ground-attack aircraft. At that time, 28 combat-capable He 112Bs remained in service with the Romanian Air Force.

All of them were quite extensively used in the combat operations in the south of the Eastern Front in Moldavia and Ukraine from June to September 1941. According to official data, it was the He 112Bs that gained the first two air victories of the Romanian Air Force in World War II.

The combat service of He 112Bs with the Romanian Air Force was complete by September 1942. Those machines that had survived became training planes. The last of the Romanian Heinkels was discarded in 1947.

Romanian pilots did not rate the He 112B highly as a combat aircraft, which can be partially explained by the specifics of its combat assignments. The planes were without armor and fuel tank covers and yet had to assault ground targets. As a result, they took heavy losses.

The situation was aggravated by the high vulnerability of the planes' liquid-cooled engines, plus the installation of fuel tanks in the wings, which increased the chances of them being hit by ground fire. When air duels took place, Heinkels proved themselves roughly equal to the Soviet fighters, but it should be kept in mind that their opponents were the extremely obsolescent I-16s.

In summary, it can be said that the He 112 was far from the worst combat fighter of its time, but selecting the Messerschmitt Bf 109 as the Luftwaffe's main fighter was the right decision. The Heinkel He 112 played a walk-on part but remained forever in the shadow of its more successful rival.

A combined total of 68 He 112s were built, including all variants.


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See also

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External links

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-16 RE · ▀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

Germany premium aircraft
Fighters  He 51 B-2/H · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 G-2 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-13
  ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀Hawk H-75A-2 · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN · ▀P-47D-16 RE · ▀P-47D · ▀Tempest Mk V
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 109 Z · Bf 110 C-6 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7 · Ju 388 J · Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▀G.91 R/4
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀IL-2 (1942)
Bombers  Ar 196 A-3 · BV 238 · Fw 189 A-1 · Ju 288 C · ▀Wellington Mk Ic