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Blohm & Voss Bv 40


Blohm & Voss Bv 40 Fighter

Service Data

In Service: May 1944 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: May 1944
Manufacturer: Blohm & Voss
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Glider interceptor fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 5.7 m
Wingspan: 7.9 m
Wing area: 8.7 m²
Height: 1.63 m
Empty: 835 kg
Loaded: 950 kg
Engine: none
Maximum speed: 554 km/h towed by Bf 109
Service ceiling:
2 × 30 mm MK 108 cannons fixed beneath the wing roots firing forward
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe
Bv 40 V-1
Bv 40 V-2
Bv 40 V-3
Bv 40 V-4
Bv 40 V-5
Bv 40 V-6
Bv 40 V-7

Other: Gliders


The Blohm & Voss Bv 40 was a single seat glider interceptor fighter


Blohm & Voss Bv 40 Fighter picture 1
Blohm & Voss Bv 40 Fighter picture 2
Blohm & Voss Bv 40 Fighter picture 3

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