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Offline moin1900

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Blohm&Voss BV40
« on: February 09, 2008, 12:21:12 pm »
Hi everybody

The BV 40 was an armored Glider to be armament with different Weapons for example:
2x Mk108, R4M Rockets, Gerät "Schlinge", 250kg Anti-Aircraft Bomb, Four aerial Torpedoes ?    
The BV40 should be also fitted with Argus Pulsejets like the Me328

Thanks in advance

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Offline Apophenia

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 12:51:20 pm »

"P.S.   The BV40 should be also fitted with Argus Pulsejets like the Me328"

Interesting notion. IIRC, part of the Bv 40 concept was keeping the frontal area as small possible. Obviously adding a pulsejet would increase that target area. The extra weight would also require greater span.

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 01:19:03 pm »
Here BV 40 armament

Offline moin1900

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 08:41:37 am »
Hi everybody

Thanks for these really good Pictures from the BV40 and the Gerät Schlinge !   JUSTO  
Wow, this simple Glider armed with these different types of Weapons !
It should be a multi-role armored Glider! It is really amazing !

On the first Picture there is a version with a HWK 109-509B
I think it is much better than two Argus Pulsejets.

Many greetings
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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 08:28:46 pm »
I heard reports of a 8xSD50 loadout a few years ago. Is this accurate?

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 04:02:32 am »
Best regards,
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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 05:27:51 am »
Hi all
 
From " le fana de l'aviation"

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2012, 05:30:54 am »
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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2012, 05:34:08 am »
The end

Offline Justo Miranda

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2012, 12:30:01 pm »
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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2013, 05:03:32 am »
In an article i Flugzeug Classic, September 2013 about the Bv 40 a proposal is mentioned, to
carry  Bv 40 gliders, filled with explosives,  as Mistel on a He 177and launch them (probably
unmanned !) against the bomber stream.Haven't heard of this idea before and I actually see
no reason to carry them as Mistel (piggy back), as they could as well use under wing bomb racks.
Unfortunately in the article by Herbert Ringlstetter no sources are mentioned. Anyone who heard
of this idea before ?
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

Offline Würger

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 05:13:20 am »
Never heard it before. A Mistel would be considered on account of the engine gondolas and the landing gear recesses on the He 177, but it was still a crazy idea since this combination should get too much close to the bomber streams and their escorts. It would be a sitting duck.

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blohm und voss Bv 40
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 08:40:25 am »
Let's start with the variant:

One with bomb under the wing,one is a mistel(one He 177 and the Bv is put under him,he has one or two Bt 700),my source for the aircraft is a article by J-C Mermet from this aero journal:
http://www.aero-journal.com/aero-journal63.php

https://www.lasegundaguerra.com/viewtopic.php?t=2573
Is this a good representation of the proposed rocketed variant wich used a walter HWK 109-509:



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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 11:31:52 pm »
For the mistel Bv 40 and He 177,the Bv 40 was suppose to be equip with one or two BT 700 under the wing

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Re: Blohm&Voss BV40
« Reply #14 on: Today at 04:39:38 am »
The idea for launching BV 40s from a He 177 seems to have arisen in April 1944 and been discussed up to June 1944.

All the information about the BV 40 in connection with the He 177, use of the BT 700 and use of supplemental rocket motors comes from a single published source - Luftfahrt International Nr. 6 Nov-Dez 1974. The article it features on the BV 40 is reasonably comprehensive and lists 92 separate sources upon which it is based. In reality however, it's actually just one source - a single large bundle of letters, telegrams, reports and notes. See attached examples from said bundle.