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Old 21st May 2016, 17:11
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Heinkel 111 question

Does anyone have an answer, with out trying to look it up, for the following:

Every He 111 from the V series to the H-22 either has or has not two windows to the immediate rear of the pilot. Sometimes they are not there, sometimes they are, sometimes they are painted over and on occasion are just very small round and clear. So, why all the variations?
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Old 21st May 2016, 19:59
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Re: Heinkel 111 question

Short answer may be because the type was also passenger version, in the beginning, for people look out and let light inside. After it was bomber, these were not strictly needed anymore. But one can see the ESAC bomb carriers inside the window on many pictures. So progreesively they were less glass, but were retained in production, I think they were opeanable (had hinges) and could be used as escape windows or went fuel fumes from leaking fuel cells.. Less glass as time went by (by H-5 these were metal). Longer answer has not been written yet. -Ed
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