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Blohm & Voss
L11 Schneewittchen

Anti-ship Missiles

Blohm & Voss L11 Schneewittchen Anti-ship Missiles

Service Data

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Blohm & Voss
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Anti-ship Missiless

Guidance system:
Length: 3.43 m
Wingspan: 2.8 m
Diameter: m
Weight: 1,050 kg
Engine: none
Maximum speed: km/h
Range: 8,500 m
Warhead: kg
Launch Platform: He 111, Ju 188
Operators: Luftwaffe

Other: Missiles


The Blohm & Voss L11 Schneewittchen (Snowwhite) was a winged torpedo glide bomb designed and developed by Blohm & Voss in 1942 under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. Richard Vogt.

The Blohm & Voss L11 Schneewittchen (Snowwhite) was a further development of the Blohm & Voss L10 Friedensengel (Angel of Peace). The Blohm & Voss L11 could be launched at a far greater speed, to fire the weapon the carrier aircraft turned towards the intended target to align the plane with a target. The carrier aircraft then launched the torpedo at a speed of 500 km/h, after the glide bomb was launched a small breaking parachute was deployed to slow the dissent by the glide bomb, Simultaneously once the torpedo had been released. The carrier aircraft triggered a time fuse, thereby deploying a small kite which was towed behind a glide bomb on a 25 m cable. When the glid bomb hit the surface of the water, sensors in the Kite would detach the glider body, allowing the torpedo to continue fully submerged to target.


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