List of Blohm & Voss aircraft

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The aircraft listed here were all designed by the aircraft manufacturing company associated with Blohm & Voss shipbuilders of Hamburg, Germany. The company changed its name several times, from Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH to Blohm & Voss Abteilung Flugzeugbau, and back to Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH (HFB). Some types therefore carry designations for more than one name. Many of the company's design studies were never built but are nevertheless of significant technical or historical interest.[1][2] Less significant designs, other company's types manufactured under contract and joint projects under other names are not listed.

List of aircraft[edit]

Type Class Role Date Status Notes
Ha 135 Propeller Trainer 1934 Prototype Biplane.
Ha 136 Propeller Trainer 1934 Prototype
Ha 137 Propeller Attack 1935 Prototype
Ha 138/BV 138 Seedrache Flying boat Patrol 1937 Production Twin-boom trimotor.
Ha 139 Floatplane Transport 1936 Prototype Third prototype redesignated and used operationally.
Ha 140 Floatplane Attack 1937 Prototype
Ha 141/BV 141 Propeller Patrol 1938 Prototype Asymmetric. A pre-production batch delivered.
Ha 142/BV 142 Propeller Transport 1938 Prototype Landplane version of Ha 139.
BV 143 Munition Missile 1939 Prototype Hybrid glide/rocket anti-shipping munition.
BV 144 Propeller Transport 1944 Prototype Variable-incidence wing.
BV 155 Propeller Fighter 1944 Prototype Development of Messerschmitt Me 155.
Ha 222/BV 222 Wiking Flying boat Transport 1940 Production Largest production flying boat of WWII.
BV 237 Propeller Attack 1940 Project Asymmetric. Development of the BV 141.
BV 238 Propeller Patrol 1944 Prototype Largest WWII aircraft flown. BV 238-land variant was redesignated the BV 250.
BV 246 Hagelkorn Munition Glide bomb 1943 Production Never used operationally.
BV 250 Propeller Multi-role 1942 Project Land version of the BV 238 for transport, bombing and patrol use.
BV 726 Jet flying boat Transport 1941 Project Development of the propeller-driven P 200.[3]
BV 950 L10 Friedensengel Munition Glide torpedo 1942 Production Never used operationally.
BV 950 L11 Schneewittchen Munition Glide torpedo 1944 Production High-speed launch version of L10. Never used operationally.
BV 40 Glider Fighter 1944 Prototype
P 7 Propeller Attack Project Alternative to the Ha 137.[4]
P 8 Flying boat Patrol 1934 Project Twin-boom trimotor. Alternative to P 12 and P 13. Scaled-up to become the Ha 138.[5]
P 11 Propeller Attack 1936 Project Navalised Ha 137. P 11a modified with floats.[4]
P 12 Flying boat Patrol 1934 Project Conventional trimotor. Alternative to P 8 and P 13.[5]
P 13 Flying boat Patrol 1934 Project Twin-hulled, four-engined. Alternative to P 8 and P 12.[5]
P 19a Propeller Patrol 1935 Project Landplane variant of the P 19/Ha 140.[6]
P 20 Floatplane Transport 1935 Project Reconnaissance-bomber variant of Ha 139.[7]
P 42 Flying boat Transport 1937 Project Twin-hull. Predecessor to Ha 222.[8]
P 43 Flying boat Transport 1937 Project Predecessor to Ha 222.[8]
P 97 Flying boat Transport 1939 Project Re-engined BV 222.[9]
P 98 Flying boat Transport 1939 Project Re-engined BV 222.[9]
P 110 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Twin-boom BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 111 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Asymmetric BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 112 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Asymmetric BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 113 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Twin-hull BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 122 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Twin-boom BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 123 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Twin-hull BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 124 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Twin-boom BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 125 Flying boat Patrol 1940 Project Twin-hull BV 138 replacement. Alternatives were P 110-113 and 122-125.[10]
P 163 Propeller Bomber 1942 Project Crew in wingtip nacelles, single contra-prop.
P 170 Propeller Bomber 1942 Project Trimotor with wingtip nacelles.
P 175 Jet Fighter Project Shipboard or parasite.[11][citation needed]
P 178 Jet Attack Project Asymmetric.
P 184 Propeller Patrol 1943 Project High aspect ratio, four engines.[12]
P 188 Jet Bomber 1943 Project W-wing.
P 190 Jet Fighter Project [13]
P 192 Propeller Attack 1944 Project Three-surface with mid-mounted propeller.
P 193 Propeller Attack 1944 Project Pusher, variable-incidence wing.
P 194 Hybrid Attack 1944 Project Asymmetric. Propeller + jet.
P 196 Jet Attack 1944 Project Twin-boom.
P 197 Jet Fighter 1944 Project Swept wing.
P 198 Jet Fighter 1944 Project
P 199 Jet Fighter Project [14]
P 200 Flying boat Transport 1941 Project
P 201 Rocket Fighter Project [14]
P 202 Jet Fighter 1944 Project Slewed wing.
P 203 Hybrid Fighter 1944 Project Propeller + jet.
P 204 Hybrid Attack 1944 Project Asymmetric. Propeller + jet.
P 207 Propeller Fighter 1944 Project Alternative to P 208.[15]
P 208 Propeller Fighter 1944 Project Tailless pusher. Alternative to P 207.[15]
P 209 Jet Fighter 1944 Project .01 was tailless, .02 forward swept.
P 210 Jet Fighter 1944 Project Tailless. Volksjäger submission.
P 211 Jet Fighter 1944 Project Volksjäger submission.
P 212 Jet Fighter 1945 Project Tailless.
P 213 Pulse jet Fighter 1944 Project Miniaturjäger submission.
P 214 Glider Attack 1944 Project Suicide bomb.
P 215 Jet Fighter 1945 Project Tailless.
Ae 607 Jet Fighter 1945 Project Flying wing delta (drawing number).[16]
HFB 209 Propeller Transport 1960 Project
HFB 314 Jet Transport 1960 Project
HFB 320 Hansa Jet Jet Transport 1964 Production Forward-swept wings.

See also[edit]

Associated types[edit]

These aircraft were built under the direction, in whole or in part, of B&V/HFB:

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Green 1979, p. 69.
  2. ^ Cowin 1963, p. 312, Part I, October issue.
  3. ^ Amtmann, Hans; "Blohm & Voss Remembered", Part I, Aeroplane Monthly, February 1998, pp.26-27.
  4. ^ a b Green 1979, pp. 70-71.
  5. ^ a b c Green 1979, p. 71.
  6. ^ Green 1979, p. 80.
  7. ^ Green 1979, p. 78.
  8. ^ a b Green 1979, p. 92.
  9. ^ a b Green 1979, p. 96.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Green 1979, p. 75.
  11. ^ Masters 1982, p. 26: "...known to have been intended as a shipborne fighter"
  12. ^ Cowin 1963, pp. 404-5, Part III, December issue.
  13. ^ Masters 1982, p. 27.
  14. ^ a b Masters 1982, p. 30.
  15. ^ a b Sharp 2017, p. 68.
  16. ^ Sharp 2017, pp. 68,73.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hugh Cowin; "Blohm und Voss Projects of World War II", Air Pictorial, Parts I-III, Oct-Dec 1963.
  • William Green; Warplanes of the Third Reich, 4th Impression, Macdonald and Jane's, 1979.
  • David Masters; German Jet Genesis, Jane's, 1982.
  • Dan Sharp; Luftwaffe: Secret Wings of the Third Reich; Mortons, 2017.