Blohm & Voss P 178
|Blohm & Voss P 178|
|Manufacturer||Blohm & Voss|
This asymmetrically-designed dive bomber had one Junkers Jumo 004B turbojet located under the wing to the starboard side of the fuselage. The pilot sat in a cockpit in the forward fuselage, with a large fuel tank located to the rear of the cockpit. Beneath the fuel tank, there was a deep recess in which an SC 500 bomb could be carried within the fuselage, or an SC 1000 bomb which would protrude slightly out of the fuselage. Two solid-fuel auxiliary rockets extended from the rear, used for take-off. Two 15 mm (.60 in) MG 151 cannons were located in the nose.
900 kilograms-force (8.8 kN)
Data from Masters (1982). except where noted.
- Crew: 1
- Wingspan: 12.0 m (39 ft 4 in)
- Powerplant: 1 × Junkers Jumo 004B turbojet, 8.8 kN (2,000 lbf) thrust (900 kg static thrust)
- Powerplant: 2 × (unknown make) rockets
- Guns: 2 × 15 mm MG 151/15 machine guns
- Bombs: 1 × 500 kg or 1 x 1,000 kg
- Blohm & Voss P.178 - Luft'46
- Jean-Denis Lepage, Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide
- David Masters; German Jet Genesis, Jane's, 1982, p.26.
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