Started by Default Setting, May 12, 2017, 11:31:22 PM
Quote from: Default Setting on May 12, 2017, 11:31:22 PM Instead the Heinkel He 112 is chosen as the new German standard fighter. How much development potential would it have had until it had reached the end of its cycle? Could it have lasted as long as the Me 109 did OTL?
Quote from: JayBee on May 13, 2017, 01:50:16 AMBut it was the Luftwaffe's choice........http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,41574.0.html
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on May 14, 2017, 11:36:34 AMPossibly, the He 112 V10, prototype for the un-produced He 112 E 'Export', with a DB 601a had a top speed roughly equal to a Bf 109E, and much longer range.
Quote from: rickshaw on May 14, 2017, 07:54:36 PMIf adopted, that would have had a significant effect on the Battle of Britain...
Quote from: The Wooksta! on May 15, 2017, 02:42:28 PMHe 112 had better range I think, plus lower wing loading and certainly better take off and landing characteristics due to the wider track u/c. But, given that the RAF had better tactics, flying over home turf, defense in depth, and more importantly, the radar system which was difficult to knock out, I doubt it'd be that much different. Add in higher production rates of Spitfires and Hurricanes, and a decent repair system for damaged aircraft. Plus Uncle Adolf was more thinking about attacking Russia anyway it's more likely that the whole thing was all a big if expensive bluff. Now the Fw 187 instead of the Bf 110, or better German tactics... Different ballgame.
Quote from: Dizzyfugu on May 16, 2017, 12:05:48 AMAFAIK a major killer criterium for the He 112 was that it was expensive and more compliacted to produce than the Bf 109. If you want lots of fighters fast, a simple design (like the P-51 later on allied side) is the winner. Even if the He 112 had been adopted for service, it would either have had to be simplified, or the numbers would have been more restricted.
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