Crossing the Channel - Heinkel He 111
Heinkel He 111 Luftwaffe Aviation Art Print by Charles J. Thompson GAvA
Very much the backbone of the Luftwaffe bombing campaigns from the Spanish Civil War through to the end of WWII, the He-111 was a very reliable and tough aircraft that proved itself highly adaptable and able to survive in the harshest climates. With units using them everywhere from the North African desert to the Eastern Front it is little wonder that a total of 5600 aircraft were built from 1937-1944. Post-war the aircraft was still seen as a viable aircraft and the Spanish Air Force used similar CASA built aircraft until 1974. In this aviation art print by Charles J. Thompson, a pair of aircraft from KG53 are seen around the time of the Battle of Britain in 1940.