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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.1

Specifications

  Blohm und Voss Bv 140
Type Mine laying1, Reconnaissance1
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: BMW 132Dc1
Cylinders Radial1
Cooling  
HP 880 each1
Fuel type  
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 68' 10"1
Length 57' 9"1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 18,700 lb1
Performance  
Speed 200 mph1
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range loaded 715 miles1
Range patrol 1,500 miles
Armament  
Nose turret 1: MG1

Sources:

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