Blohm und Voss Bv 142


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Blohm und Voss Bv 142

Designed as an armed reconnaissance aircraft incorporating the wings, fuselage and tail unit of the Ha 139. Powered by four BMW 132H engines. Few built and used as transports by the Luftwaffe.

Blohm und Voss Bv 142A three-view drawing (1340 x 765)

 ENGINE4 x BMW 132H, 735kW
  Take-off weight16700 kg36817 lb
  Empty weight6390 kg14088 lb
  Wingspan29.5 m97 ft 9 in
  Length19.7 m65 ft 8 in
  Wing area130.0 m21399.31 sq ft
  Max. speed400 km/h249 mph
  Cruise speed350 km/h217 mph
  Ceiling6800 m22300 ft
  Range w/max.fuel4400 km2734 miles

sven, 12.08.2016 12:59

It was that plank of a wing that made for the lacklustre performance. Heinkel knew how to design a wing. B&V seem to have become hung up on building clever aeroplanes rather than good ones.


Barry, 11.08.2016 17:20

Contrary to what is stated, these planes were deigned as long range mail planes for Lufthansa with the first flight being made on 11th October 1938. With the advent of World War II two of the four built were converted to long range maritime patrol aircraft attached to the second Surveillance Group of Luftflotte III based in France. They had undergone much modification as can be viewed in the 3 view drawing. There overall performance was deemed disappointing and they were withdrawn from use by the end of 1942, even though they had been considered as launch vehicles for the Henschel GT 1200C guided torpedo. The other two V3 and V4 were used as troop transports to Norway and Denmark. They were capable of carrying 30 fully armed troops, but what became of them is not known.
Armament for V1 and V2 maritime patrol versions
5 x 7.92 mm machine guns one in the nose two in beam positions one ventral and one powered dorsal turret.
4 x 100 kg bombs or 8 x 50 kg bombs


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