Talk:Blohm & Voss BV 141
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The article starts with the claim theBV 141 is the most assymetric aerplane ever made. Is this actually true? What references are there?
Burt Rutan's Boomerang certainly keeps the idea alive.
- As a small piece of anecdotal evidence, my father claimed to have seen this type of aircraft while he was with the Durham Light Infantry, in Sicily, during 1943. The plane he observed must have been flying at fairly low altitude, because he was able to identify the German markings and also noted the very unusual assymetrical layout. I recall him occasionally mentioning this 'mystery' plane, during my youth but, since his own knowledge of aircraft was quite limited, he had no idea of the make or type. The 'mystery' was eventually resolved in the 1960's when I showed him some photographs of the BV 141.Norloch (talk) 11:55, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
- Well this actually does not resolve the "mystery". Nothing is known about operational use (except one Staffel that was briefly intended to be deployed on Eastern Front, but had not (Rys)), so this "testimony" is in fact kind-of-valuable data for historians. Btw, yes the aircraft was evaluated. For example V5 dropped in total 58 bombs on 13 flights (of close air support trials (Rys)). --Kubanczyk (talk) 14:40, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
License of 141A photos
As much as I've searched the web today, only four (!) photographs of the 141A variant seems to be in circulation:
- http://www.luftarchiv.de/index.htm?/flugzeuge/blohm-voss/bv141.htm (three here)
- http://ww2db.com/images/air_bv141_5.jpg (one more here)
But the authorship is not provided by these pages, neither is the licensing information or the first publication. Please help to find this info, so we could have at least one picture of this variant on Wikipedia. Chances are, these photographs are already covered by this commons:Template:PD-EU-no author disclosure. --Kubanczyk (talk) 21:07, 11 August 2013 (UTC)