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Blohm und Voss BV 238

The Blohm und Voss BV 238 was a German flying boat designed in World War II. It was the heaviest aircraft ever flown when it first flew in 1944, and physically was the largest aircraft produced by any of the Axis powers in World War II. The BV 238 V1 prototype, first flew on 11 March 1944 after a first jump on 10 March 1944. Six 1,287 kW (1,750 hp) Daimler-Benz DB 603 inverted V12 piston engines were used in total, arranged in three forward-facing engine nacelles on each wing, with each engine's coolant radiator in a chin cowl directly under the engine. The sole completed BV 238 was strafed and sunk while docked on Schaal Lake in September 1944 by three P-51 Mustangs of the 361st Fighter Group. Named 'Detroit Miss', the lead Mustang was piloted by World War II ace Lieutenant Urban 'Ben' Drew, and another was piloted by William D. Rogers. This represented the largest single aircraft to be destroyed during the war. Info: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_&_Voss_BV_238 Profile: Wings Palette http://wp.scn.ru/en/

Blohm und Voss BV 238
Roelf, Jun 22, 2011
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