Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607
Nazi Germany (1943)
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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.
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 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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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (510mph).
Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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