D-AJIE  Heinkel He 116 V2                  


                                           The He 116 was a built to explore the possibilities of developing a high altitude airliner capable
                                           of flying from Germany to the Far East which meant flying over the Pamir range on the Tajik-
                                           Afghan border.  Six were built and D-AJIE was the prototype of the civil version.  Interestingly
                                           two went to Manchurian Air Transport and made record making delivery runs.  As can be seen
                                           the elliptical wing and tail surfaces previously used on the He 70 and He 111 are much in evidence.
                                           Photo courtesy of the Gunther Ott collection.