EN­GINE

History of War - - OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK -

The He 111 was pow­ered by sev­eral air­craft en­gines, in­clud­ing the BMW VI V-12 in­line, the Daim­ler Benz DB 600 and DB 601 in­verted V-12 pow­er­plants, and the Junkers Jumo 211 se­ries. The He 111H was the most widely pro­duced vari­ant of the medium bomber and mounted a pair of Jumo 211 in­verted V-12 gaso­line en­gines, gen­er­at­ing from 1,300 to 1,340 horse­power and pro­duc­ing a max­i­mum speed of 440 kilo­me­tres per hour (273 miles per hour). While its com­peti­tor, the DB 600, mainly pow­ered fight­ers, the Jumo 211 was pri­mar­ily a bomber en­gine util­is­ing a di­rect fuel injection sys­tem, and was im­proved through­out World War II.

The H vari­ant, the most widely pro­duced He 111 model, was pow­ered by a pair of Jumo 211 in­verted V-12 gaso­line en­gines

Ground me­chan­ics have re­moved one of the en­gines from this He 111 to per­form main­te­nance. Note the in­verted en­gine con­fig­u­ra­tion

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