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Heinkel He 111 Volume I

Heinkel He 111 Volume I Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2004 Title Heinkel He 111 Volume I
Author Krzysztof Janowicz Publisher Kagero
Published 2004 ISBN 83-89088-26-2
Format 110 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95


Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs on many subjects which have not been previously adequately covered. One such subject is the Heinkel He 111 series. In Volume I, the author jumps straight into a typical combat operation of torpedo attack by I./KG 26 against a convoy of Liberty ships, with the perspective told from both sides. With this introduction, the author takes your behind the history, development and operations of this versatile combat aircraft.

Step by step, the author begins the early developments of the He 111 series and into the more common versions that many people would recognize. The coverage includes:

  • Introduction
  • Hard Way To Perfection
  • He 111P
  • He 111H
  • He 111Z

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In addition to the historical aspects of this title, presented in both Polish and English. There are numerous fold-out three view diagrams of the various early marks of the He 111 and many color profiles as well.

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In fact, a sheet of Techmod decals is also provided with the markings of selected color profiles in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. These include:

  • He 111H-16, 7./KG 4, 5J+ER, 1944
  • He 111H-6, 2./KG 26, 1H+FK, Dec 1942
  • He 111P-2, 2./KG 27, 1G+EK, Sep 1939
  • He 111H-6, 1./KG 26, 1H+AH, 1942
  • He 111H-20, 1./KG 4, 5J+GH, Apr 1945

The aviation historian and modeler alike will want to add this to their reference libraries - especially considering the VERY reasonable retail price!