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Blohm & Voss Bv 238


Blohm & Voss Bv 238 Prototype flying boat transport

Service Data

In Service: April 1944 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: April 1944
Manufacturer: Blohm & Voss
Number built: 1

Technical Data

Type: Prototype flying boat transport

Crew: 12 men
Length: 43.5 m
Wingspan: 60.17 m
Wing area: 365.3 m²
Height: 13.4 m
Empty: 50,800 kg
Loaded: 70,000
Engine: 6 × Daimler-Benz DB 603G 12 cylinder liquid cooled supercharged inverted Vee piston engine producing up to1,900 hp each
Maximum speed: 425 km/h
Range: 6,100 km
Service ceiling: 7,300 m
Operators: Luftwaffe
FGP 227 scaled down version of the Bv 238 powered by six 21 hp engines
Bv 238 V-1
Bv 238 V-2 80 per cent completed
Bv 238 V-3 60 per cent completed
Bv 250 V-1 land based derivative never completed

Other: Prototypes


The Blohm & Voss Bv 238 was a twelve seat six engines flying boat transport prototype only one built and two incomplete


Blohm & Voss Bv 238 Prototype flying boat transport picture 2

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