Air Enthusiast 1999-07
K.Wixey - Flugboots from Hamburg
A BV 138C-1 in its element, this variant having been further strengthened and fitted with extra armament
Head-on view of the second prototype Ha 138 (V2). Note: straight centre-section and absence of bow turret
First BV 138B taking off from a very choppy sea with uprated Jumo 205Ds. Note: mock-up turret in front of pilot’s cockpit
За оригинальную форму фюзеляжа летающая лодка BV138 получила популярное прозвище "Die fliegende Holzschuh" ("Летающий башмак").
A BV 138C-1 taxying with its starboard Jumo 205D feathered. Prominence of the bow turret is clear in this shot
One of the BV 138MS mine-sweeping aircraft fitted with its large diameter degaussing hoop. Note: blanked off position of bow turret, four-bladed central propeller and broader bladed outer type
The improved BV 138A-01 D-ADJE, with revised fin and rudder, bow turret and stronger rectangular booms.
Second prototype Ha 138 (V2) D-AMOR about to alight. Note: tubular booms, early style hull and vertical tail units
Blohm und Voss BV 138C. Upper side-view, BV 138A-0.
Head-on view of a BV 222 transport depicting the large wing spread and spacing of the six engines
Armed long-range reconnaissance version of the Wiking was the BV 222C. Note bow and forward dorsal gun turrets
BV222 V1 во время испытательного полета осенью 1940 года. За исключением легкой путевой неустойчивости летные характеристики прототипа были удовлетворительными.
As this BV 222 Wiking transport banks to port its elegant planform and hull shape are clearly revealed
Blohm und Voss BV 222A V4. Upper side-view shows initial armament fit. Scrap-view of wing shows V2 under-wing turret. Scrap-view of tail shows configuration for the V1, V2 and V3.
Close-up of the one-off BV238 V1 long-range transport and strategic reconnaissance flying-boat powered by six DB 603Gs.
Blohm und Voss Bv 238, developed using experience gained with the Bv 222 to become the largest flying-boat of World War II. Prototype only.
The BV 238 as it probably appeared in the sights of USAAF P-51 Mustangs when they destroyed it on Lake Schaal late in 1944.