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Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607

Nazi Germany (1943)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607 Flying Wing Fighter Design Study.

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  Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607  
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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.

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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Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607 Specifications
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Nazi Germany
Year: 1943
Type: Flying Wing Fighter Design Study
Manufacturer(s): Blohm and Voss - Nazi Germany
Production: 0
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 1
Width: 26.25 ft (8.00 m)
Empty Weight: 14,330 lb (6,500 kg)
MTOW: 18,739 lb (8,500 kg)

Installed Power
2 x Heinkel-Hirth HeS 011 turbojet engines developing 2,866 lb of thrust each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 510 mph (820 kph; 443 kts)
Maximum Range: 684 mi (1,100 km; 594 nm)
Service Ceiling: 39,370 ft (12,000 m; 7.46 mi)

3 x 30mm MK 108 cannons in nose.

Operators List
Nazi Germany

Series Model Variants
• Bv Ae 607 - Base Project Designation

Supported Weapon Systems
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