What would have happened, if the Luftwaffe had seen common sense, and adopted the Heinkle He-100 instead of the Messerschmitt Me-109 in the 1930's? The He-100 was faster, longer range, and considered slightly more maneuverable. He-100 Performance Maximum speed: 416 mph Range: 628 mi Armament Guns: 1 × 20 mm MG FF cannon firing through propeller hub and 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 machine guns or 20 mm MG 151 cannon in wing roots Me-109E Performance Maximum speed: 343 mph Range: 410 mi Armament Two fuselage 7.9 mm MG 17, 1,000 rounds/gun. Two wing 20 mm MG FF, 60 rounds/gun. The He-100 conceivably have stayed over the UK longer during the Battle of Britain, was faster than either the Spit or the Hurri. Also with the wide track landing gear, there wouldn't have been so many lost in landing accidents as there was the Me-109.