Whilst the Luftwaffe chose to produce the Focke-Wulf Ta 183 following the competition, construction of three P212 prototypes began in May 1945, following extensive wind tunnel and structural tests. The first aircraft was to make its first flight in August, however construction was abandoned following the end of the war.
The third version, named BV P212.03, which boasted a further lengthened body and larger internal fuel tanks, was the model presented to the Luftwaffe. Its wings were swept back at forty degrees. Uniquely, the wings were designed to be built out of either wood, steel or aluminium, and the cabin was pressurised for the pilot. With an ideal fuel weight, the aircraft could fly for up to four hours at a time.