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Blohm & Voss Bv 137


Blohm & Voss Bv 137 Prototype dive bomber

Service Data

In Service: April 1935 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: April 1935
Manufacturer: Blohm & Voss
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype dive bomber

Crew: 1 man
Length: 9.46 m
Wingspan: 11.15 m
Wing area:
Height: 2.8 m
Empty: 1,814 kg
Loaded: 2,415 kg
Engine: 1 × BMW 132A-3 9 cylinder single row supercharged air cooled radial engine producing up to 715 hp
Maximum speed: 330 km/h
Range: 580 km
Service ceiling: m
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns in fuselage
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns tops of trousers
Bomb load up to 4 × 50 kg on wing racks
Operators: Luftwaffe

Other: Prototypes


The Blohm & Voss Bv 137 was a single seat single engine low wing dive bomber with fixed undercarriage to same specification as Ar 81, He 118 and Ju 87


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