Perhaps the best-recognised German bomber due to the distinctive, extensively glazed, bullet-shaped "greenhouse" nose of later versions, the Heinkel was the most numerous and the primary Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. It fared well until the Battle of Britain, when its weak defensive armament, relatively low speed, and poor manoeuvrability were exposed. Nevertheless, it proved capable of sustaining heavy damage and remaining airborne. As the war progressed, the He 111 was used in a variety of roles on every front in the European Theatre. It was used as a strategic bomber during the Battle of Britain, a torpedo bomber during the Battle of the Atlantic, and a medium bomber and a transport aircraft on the Western, Eastern, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African Fronts. (Source: Wikipedia)
Wow, that is really a slick piece of work. The shading of the background from left to right with aircraft over the darker side while the refection of the fading sun highlights the detail of the aircraft is fantastically balanced. The detail on the aircraft is also very well done. I have been an avid modeler for years and would love for one of my aircraft to turn out this good in a photo.
Great narrative also.