Jane’s, 1st Eng., ed., 1980. 256 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 24 x 21cm. Small owner’s name to f.f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. In autumn 1940 the Heinkel He 111 was the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s bombing arm and as such was the strategic implement designed to smash the airfields of RAF Fighter Command and pound the cities and industries of Britain into submission. As the expected replacements did not materialise, the He 111 had to soldier on, showing its versatility as a torpedo-bomber, guided bomb carrier, paratroop transport, glider tug and even provisional night fighter on the Eastern Front, serving the Reich until the very end. This is the full history of this remarkable warplane from its origins in 1935 as an airliner, baptism of fire in Spain, right through the war years and beyond. Packed with photographs, tables and documents, it is the first complete history of the He 111.