Aero Detail 18 - Heinkel He111
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Over the years, a number of reference works have referred to the He 111 (W.Nr. 701152) on display in the Battle of Britain Hall of the R.A.F. Museum as an H-23. the model designed to transport up to eight special forces troops on night operations. However, recent materials from the R.A.F. Museum indicate the this aircraft was a an H-20 modified into the transport sub-type H-20/R1, capable of hauling 16 paratroops in addition to its three-man crew. In this book, we have chosen to accept this description, and refer to the plane as an H-20/R1 throughout. Nothing is known of this aircraft's service with the Luftwaffe. Following the surrender, the plane was moved to France along with many other aircraft that were to be shipped to the United States for testing. However, the transport ships readied for the job were not large enough to haul all of the aircraft, and this was sent instead to the 56th Fighter Group's airfield at Boxted, arriving there on July 2nd.