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Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607

Flying Wing Fighter Design Study

Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607

Flying Wing Fighter Design Study

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SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607 design study utilized a wholly radical design arrangement which included offset placement of the cockpit within the body of the aircraft.
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ORIGIN: Nazi Germany
YEAR: 1943
MANUFACTURER(S): Blohm and Voss - Nazi Germany
PRODUCTION: 0
OPERATORS: Nazi Germany
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 23.29 feet (7.1 meters)
WIDTH: 26.25 feet (8 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 14,330 pounds (6,500 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 18,739 pounds (8,500 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Heinkel-Hirth HeS 011 turbojet engines developing 2,866 lb of thrust each.
SPEED (MAX): 510 miles-per-hour (820 kilometers-per-hour; 443 knots)
RANGE: 684 miles (1,100 kilometers; 594 nautical miles)
CEILING: 39,370 feet (12,000 meters; 7.46 miles)




ARMAMENT



PROPOSED:
3 x 30mm MK 108 cannons in nose.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Bv Ae 607 - Base Project Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607 Flying Wing Fighter Design Study.  Entry last updated on 5/26/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Blohm & Voss concern of Germany has been remembered primarily as a shipbuilder but it also provided many of the more unorthodox aircraft submissions to appear during World War 2 (1939-1945). One of its concepts was for a fighter design with work undertaken by Dr. Richard Vogt, his name eventually attached to a long list of aircraft for B&V running the gamut of transports, flying boats, interceptors, and fighters. For the Bv Ae 607 ("Project 607") design study, he elected for a flying wing approach based around a turbojet-powered delta-wing airframe.

The engine was to be 2 x Heinkel-Hirth HeS 011 turbojets developing 2,866 lb of thrust each. The crew of one was seated, offset to portside at amidships, within the flat body of the aircraft. This placement allowed the center-starboard areas to house the large turbojet installations and promote a better balanced, aerodynamically-refined final product. The only vertical surfaces used was a small fin at the tail for control and stability while elevation controlling was through two small canards fitted at the front of the design, these straddling the sole intake port making up the nose. While the undercarriage would be wheeled and retractable, it was to rely on an unconventional "tail-dragger" arrangement which featured two full-length main legs and two short tailwheel legs for four legs in all - a strange feature for any aircraft then nor since. Armament was to center around 3 x 30mm MK 108 series cannons and these were to be mounted in the nose.

At any rate, the Bv Ae 607 spent its days as nothing more than a "paper airplane" project for the company as no mockup or prototypes were ever realized. The design fell to military aviation history obscurity by the end - joining many other B&V projects that had appeared during the war. Any performance specifications attached to the aircraft were estimates. Some published dimensions included a wingspan of 8 meters and a length of 7.1 meters.




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Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (510mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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