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Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 140 floatplane

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Blohm und Voss Bv 140 floatplane:
Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 140 floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Blohm und Voss Bv 140 floatplane:
Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 140 floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Blohm und Voss Bv 140 had bombs or a torpedo located in an internal bomb bay.

Specifications

  Blohm und Voss Bv 140
Type Mine laying, Reconnaissance
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: BMW 132Dc
Cylinders Radial
Cooling  
HP 880 each
Fuel type  
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 68' 10"
Length 57' 9"
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 18,700 lb
Performance  
Speed 200 mph
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range loaded 715 miles
Range patrol 1,500 miles
Armament  
Nose turret 1: MG

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site