#7024 German Air Force - CASA 2.111B (5J+GN)
CASA 2.111B (5J+GN) with fake livery of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) at the Technik Museum Sinsheim (Germany)
The original 5J+GN was a Heinkel He-111, this airframe was delivered in 1938 to the Spanish Air Force (Ejército del Aire).
The CASA 2.111 was a medium bomber derived from the Heinkel He-111 and produced in Spain under licence by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA). The 2.111 models differed significantly in details from Heinkel's wartime He-111H design while using essentially the same exact airframe in appearance, featuring heavier armament and eventually Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. The 2.111B is the licensed He-111H-16 variant with Rolls-Royce Merlin engines.
The Technik Museum Sinsheim (Sinsheim Museum of Technology) is a technology museum with a strong emphasis on motorized means of transport.
It has been located in the town of Sinsheim (south-east of Heidelberg) in the German state of Baden-Württemberg since its opening in 1981. The two supersonic airliners Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144, which are standing together, are the most striking attraction, but the museum has several collections. The collection includes: aircraft, classic vintage cars, racing- and classic motorcycles, racy sports cars, Formula One legends, extensive militaria, mechanical, rarities and fashions. The museum was founded by car enthusiasts, with the entrepreneur Eberhard Layher as initiator. In addition, the museum also features an IMAX 3D cinema with state-of-the-art 4K technology and a 22x27 metre (about 72x88 ft) projection screen. The museum is connected to the Technik Museum Speyer (Speyer Museum of Technology) in the city of Speyer, which is 34 kilometres (21 mi) to the west.
- Matthijs van Wageningen
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- Monday 30 May 2016
- 5J+GN, airplane, aviation, bomber, CASA, German Air Force, Germany, He-111, Heinkel, Luftwaffe, military, museum, Sinsheim, Sinsheim Museum of Technology, Technik Museum Sinsheim
- Aviation / 2016 Speyer and Sinsheim Museum of Technology (Germany)
Events / 2016 Speyer and Sinsheim Museum of Technology (Germany)
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