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Old 25th December 2014, 21:07
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Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

First a Merry Christmas to all the members of the forum. Now for a question, was the outboard bomb bay door of the He 111P segmented in some way? The only photos I have seem to indicate that but can't tell if it was series of separate doors or one complete piece. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 26th December 2014, 01:28
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

The He 111P had two internal, longitudinal bomb bays, each with four vertical frames capable of fitting SC250 or SD250 bombs. The (four) doors look like they each have four separate pieces but closeup photos show panel lines, not separate door segments. I cannot post photos, but Revell-Germany have done an excellent job with their 1/32 kit, the instructions are available here: http://manuals.hobbico.com/rvl/80-4696.pdf Just scroll down to page eight or nine or so.

One of several reasons why the He 111P was discontinued was its limited lifting capability, and external racks weren't going to help - and just add more drag to fight. Another reason was increasing Bf 109 production required those DB601s.

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Old 26th December 2014, 01:35
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

This appears to show one piece;

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/att...p-spoilers.png

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Old 26th December 2014, 01:38
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

This one as well

http://www.worldwarphotos.info/galle...-111-bomb-bay/

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Old 26th December 2014, 02:54
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

Thanks folks.
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Old 26th December 2014, 20:43
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

Hi, Chuck...

At this link http://www.ju88.net/otherprojects/he111p/finished.bmp, you can see an actual restored He111P in Norway, the basis for Revell's 1/32 kit. Having built the kit, I concede they are offered as four, long separate doors. however, my belief is that the doors were separate and completed the kit as such, as per my photos below.

Hope this is helpful.

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Old 27th December 2014, 00:07
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

Great photo, much appreciated. The 1/72 scale Hasagawa kit shows the outboard segmented and inboard as one piece.
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Old 27th December 2014, 03:44
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

Found some better views showing segments

http://scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboo...alkarounds/235

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Old 27th December 2014, 16:55
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

Fantastic! Thanks.
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Old 27th December 2014, 18:05
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Re: Merry Christmas and He 111 Question

Hi Chuck,

found another pic in web :

http://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-co...1_bomb_bay.jpg
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