- Cobi Small Army WW2 Historical Collection
- 610 pcs
- 3 German aircrew figures
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions: 16.1” L x 20.0” Wingspan x 4.7” H
- Box Dimensions: 19.6" L x 12.5" W x 2.6" H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 8 years and above.
The Heinkel He 111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter at Heinkel Flugzeugwerke in 1934. Through development it was described as a "wolf in sheep's clothing". Due to restrictions placed on Germany after the First World War prohibiting bombers, it masqueraded as a civil airliner, although from conception the design was intended to provide the nascent Luftwaffe with a fast medium bomber.
Perhaps the best-recognised German bomber due to the distinctive, extensively glazed "greenhouse" nose of later versions, the Heinkel He 111 was the most numerous Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. The bomber fared well until the Battle of Britain, when its weak defensive armament was exposed. Nevertheless, it proved capable of sustaining heavy damage and remaining airborne. As the war progressed, the He 111 was used in a variety of roles on every front in the European theatre. It was used as a strategic bomber during the Battle of Britain, a torpedo bomber in the Atlantic and Arctic, and a medium bomber and a transport aircraft on the Western, Eastern, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African Front theatres.
The He-111 P-4 variant had reinforced defensive armament for an additional 4 machine guns. Two of them led fire through the windows placed on both sides of the hull. They were serviced by an additional fifth member of a crew. Another mobile MG 15 was placed in the front of the cabin above the turntable. Few planes received an additional MG 17 fixed machine gun caliber 7.92 mm, remotely operated by the pilot using a periscope target. Production began at the beginning of 1940.
The block model of the Heinkel He-111 P-4 from COBI features an easy-to-open pilot’s cockpit, rotating flaps and propellers and retractable landing gear.