Heinkel HE 112 in Action (Aircraft in Action 159)
By Bernad Denes
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications Inc. 1996 52 Pages
PDF 19 MB
Writing the story of the Hcinkel 112 was both fun and. at the same time, a challenge. In the beginning, what looked to be a customary compilation of well-known data, previously published by the respected Gurus of Luftwaffe history, mixed with a few exotic facts and photographs from lesser known countries, evolved into an arduous job. with originality, surprises and revelations. It provoked sleepless nights and embarrassing moments, especially when I had to decide to follow the well trodden path or accept the risks of rewriting the story to maintain historical accuracy. I decided to accept the challenge. I am fully aware that this could bring on criticism from many of my colleagues and fans of German aviation. I am also aware that my name, full of accent marks, is not familiar to most readers (except those who have read "Horrido"). and will raise a few eyebrows. Yet. this story needed to be told. I owe this much to those who created and Hew the Heinkel fighter, to the reader, and I owe it to myself.
The He 112 fascinated me from the very beginning. It possesses something that makes an aircraft pleasant to view, even if one never flew it. It is simply beautiful. My affection peaked when 1 spoke with the pilots who flew it during war and peace. These people actually made history. Even though, at times, their memories faded when recalling events and details that happened some ."SO years ago. one thing stood out loud and clear: they loved to fly the He 112! It was then that 1 decided to write the story for posterity.