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Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance

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Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance:
Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance:
Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance:
Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance

Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance:
Germany's Blohm und Voss Bv 141 reconnaissance

Design

The Blohm und Voss Bv 141 was designed to meet a specification for a reconnaissance aircraft.1 The cockpit and engine were mounted separately on one wing.1 The German Air Ministry refused to fund the project so Blohm und Voss funded it themselves.1 In the end the Focke Wulf Fw 189 was choosen.1

Prototype

The Bv 141 prototype first flew on February 25, 1938.1

Production

  • Prototypes: 31
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 141 pre-series: 101
  • Manufacturer: Blohm und Voss Schiffswerft, Abteilung Flugzeugbau1

Specifications

  Blohm und Voss Bv 141 A1
Type Reconnaissance1,2
Crew 31
Engine (Type) BMW 132 N1
Bramo Fafnir2
Cylinders Radial2, Radial 91
Cooling Air1,2
Net HP 8651, 1,0002
Dimensions  
Span 50' 8"1, 66'2
Length 39' 10"1, 49'2
Height 13' 5"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 8,598 lb1, 9,700 lb2
Max overload  
Performance  
Speed @ 12,467' 248 mph1
Climb  
Service ceiling 29,530'1
Range 708 miles1
Armament 4: MG1
Bombs 440 lb1

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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