The Heinkel He 111 and BigglesEdit
Very much the image conjured up when one is asked to think of a German bomber, probably because of its frequent appearance in war films, yet the Heinkel, oddly enough, appears rather infrequently in the Biggles stories.
In The Arrival of Angus, Bertie captured one by forcing it to land at Rawlham. Angus arrived with Nutty Armand and they tried to steal it, thinking they had landed somewhere in France.
In derivative worksEdit
In L'Oasis perdue, the German agents excavating illegally at the lost oasis had a He 111 as their long range transport. When Biggles saw it, he remarked that he had never seen that type before. This is plausible as the He 111 first flew in 1935. The events in the story took place in 1936. Here, Biggles almost got to fly it, but he was overpowered and thrown out of the aircraft by Obersturmbahnfuhrer Botho von Ettal.