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Blohm & Voss Bv 142


Blohm & Voss Bv 142 Reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: 11 October 1938 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 11 October 1938
Manufacturer: Blohm & Voss
Number built: 4

Technical Data

Type: Reconnaissance transport

Crew: 5 men
Length: 20.45 m
Wingspan: 29.53 m
Wing area: 130 m²
Height: 4.44 m
Empty: 11,000 kg
Loaded: 16,000 kg
Engine: 4 × BMW 132H-1 9 cylinder single row supercharged air cooled radial engine producing up to 1,270 hp each
Maximum speed: 375 km/h
Range: 3,900 km
Service ceiling: 9,000 m
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in the nose
2 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in Ventral cupola
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun in powered dorsal turret
Bomb load up to 4 × 50 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe
Bv 142 V-1 reconnaissance
Bv 142 V-2 reconnaissance
Bv 142 V-3 transport
Bv 142 V-4 transport

Other: Reconnaissance


The Blohm & Voss Bv 142 was a five seat four engines low wing monoplane reconnaissance and transport aircraft


Blohm & Voss Bv 142 Reconnaissance picture 2

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