CASA 2.211 bomber (Le Bourget)

This is not a Heinkel-111, as it may seem at first glance, but its licensed copy of the Spanish production. CASA 2.111 aircraft produced from 1945 to 1955, a total of 236 cars were built.

CASA 2.111, Le Bourget

I have seen these bombers many times in movies and photos, but in reality the plane was much larger than I imagined. Its length is 16.4 it has a wingspan of 22.5 meters and a height of 3.9 meters. The maximum take-off weight is 14 tons, the speed is up to 440 kilometers per hour, and the maximum flight altitude is 7800 meters. With a crew of 5 people and a bomb load of 3000 kg the aircraft had a range of about 2000 kilometers.

CASA 2.111, Le Bourget

The only external difference from the progenitor-the engine nacelles. The Spanish clone of the Heinkel-111 was fitted with British Rolls-Royce Merlin engines with a capacity of 1,475 HP, the CASA air intakes of radiators are much larger than the German prototype, and are pushed far forward, to the very plane rotation of the screw.

CASA 2.111, Le Bourget

In the Spanish air force aircraft of this type were in operation until 1973.

CASA 2.111, Le Bourget

CASA 2.111 aircraft participated in the filming of the films "Battle of Britain" (1968) and "Patton" (1972), "playing the role" of their German parents.

CASA 2.111, Le Bourget

This copy of the aircraft "under its own power" arrived in Le Bourget in 1975.

CASA 2.111, Le Bourget