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Heinkel He-115L
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:09:18 am »
Heinkel He-115L

In the late 1930ís the Argentinian Navy was looking for a light bomber/torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft to provide their air arm with a strike capability. Ideally they would like a combination of sea planes and land based aircraft. In order to minimize maintenance and spares they to types should have a maximum of interchangeable components.
The American Martin factory offered the Martin 139, an export version of the Martin B-10 bomber. They also offered an option to equip the 139 with floats and operate as a seaplane.

The German Heinkel factory offered the newer He-115 seaplane. The Heinkel had a better performance and range and was preferred by the Argentinian Navy but was designed as a seaplane only. To overcome this objection, the Heinkel factory offered a mix of He-115B seaplanes and Heinkel He-115L land based planes.
This offer was accepted and the first seaplanes were delivered to Argentina in 1938. The first land based He-115L followed in 1939. In all 24 He-115Bís and 14 He-115Lís were delivered. They remained in service until 1945 when they were replaced by PBY-5A Catalinaís from the USA.
The German Luftwaffe and Dutch East India Air Force also showed a brief interest in the He-115L but in the end no orders were placed.

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Re: Heinkel He-115L
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 10:30:39 am »
Woooooow That turned out a real stunning looker! :thumbsup:

Good job! Love the Argentine colors....

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Re: Heinkel He-115L
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 02:46:30 am »
Love it

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Re: Heinkel He-115L
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 07:23:16 am »
Amazing NM finish and love the look of it as a land plane  :thumbsup:
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Re: Heinkel He-115L
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 05:13:06 am »
Love it.


Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Heinkel He-115L
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 04:13:44 pm »
well done. Looks right!
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