Blohm & Voss P 196

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P 196
Role Dive bomber and close support
Manufacturer Blohm & Voss
Designer Richard Vogt
Status Design project

The Blohm & Voss P 196 was the last of Blohm & Voss's World war II design projects for a "stuka" dive bomber and close support aircraft to replace the ageing Junkers Ju 87.

Design[edit]

Twin BMW 003 engines were slung in pods under the fuselage centre section. To make room for the main undercarriage twin tail booms were attached to the straight, tapered wings, with the undercarriage retracting into the front of the booms. The tailplane was raised midway up the twin tail fins, in order to clear the jet exhaust, with twin tailwheels retracting beneath.

Up to two 500 kilograms (1,100 lb) bombs could be carried in bays within the tail booms. Forward-firing armament comprised two MK 412 cannon and two MG-151 guns.[1]

Specification[edit]

Data from Masters (1982).[2]

General characteristics

  • Length: 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.0 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Gross weight: 9,000 kg (19,842 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW 003 turbojet, 7.8 kN (1,800 lbf) thrust (800 kg) each

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cowin (1963)
  2. ^ Masters (1982)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hugh Cowin; "Blohm und Voss Projects of World War II", Air Pictorial, October 1963, pp. 312-316.
  • David Masters; German Jet Genesis, Jane's, 1982, p. 28.