Blohm & Voss P.194
|Model photo of a Blohm & Voss BV P.194.02|
|Manufacturer||Blohm & Voss|
The Blohm & Voss P.194 was a design for a mixed-power ground-attack aircraft and tactical bomber developed in Germany during World War II. Like some of Richard Vogt's other designs for Blohm & Voss, the P.194 featured an asymmetric layout.
Along with the P.192, P.193, and P.196, the P.194 was one of four designs Blohm & Voss submitted in response to a requirement issued by the RLM in February 1944 for a replacement for the venerable Junkers Ju 87. The basic design of the aircraft echoed that of the BV 141: the crew and weapons carried in a nacelle separate from the main fuselage structure that carried a propeller-driven engine at one end and the empennage at the other, joined together by a common wing. In the P.194, however, a turbojet was to be added at the rear of the cockpit pod and the design intended that the thrust from this engine would help balance the thrust from the propeller. A powerful cluster of guns was to be located in the nose, and a bombload of up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) was to be carried in an internal bomb bay in the fuselage.
- version with 16 m (52 ft) wingspan and jet intake under cockpit pod
- version with 15.3 m (50.2 ft) wingspan, bubble canopy and jet intake under cockpit pod
- as above, but with turbojet located beneath cockpit
- as P.194.01-02, but with jet intakes located in the wing roots at the sides of the cockpit pod.
Specifications (194-01, as designed)
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- Crew: 1
- Length: 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 15.3 m (50 ft 2 in)
- Height: 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 36.4 m2 (392 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb)
- Gross weight: 9,350 kg (20,613 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × BMW 801D 14-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 1,200 kW (1,600 hp)
- Powerplant: 1 × Junkers Jumo 109-004 axial flow turbojet engine, 8.7 kN (2,000 lbf) thrust
- Maximum speed: 775 km/h (482 mph; 418 kn)
- Range: 1,070 km (665 mi; 578 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 11,100 m (36,417 ft)
- Guns: 2 × fixed, forward-firing 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 103 cannon
- 2 × fixed, forward-firing 20 mm (0.787 in) MG 151/20 cannon
- Bombs: 500 kg (1,100 lb) of bombs in an internal bomb-bay
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