Bv212 Jets45 Histories

Blomh & Voss P.212

    Fighter
(Original Artwork from Special Hobby )

    Engine: 1x Heinkel He S 011 turbojet
    Wing Span: 9.50 m
    Length: 7.40 m
    Height: 7.15 m
    Weight: Empty 2,710 kg / Loaded 4,180kg
    Maximum Speed: 965 km/h
    Ceiling: 12,400 m
    Range: 4 hours endurance
    Crew: 1 Pilot
    Armament: Up to 7x 30mm MK-108 cannons / 1x 55mm MK-112 cannon* / 24 R4M air to air missiles* / 1x 500 kg bomb.
    * fitted with 2x MK-108 30mm cannons

History:

Dr Vogt design presented for the "Emergency Fighter Program" in February 1945, the Blohm & Voss P.212 using the same design of steel air-intake / load-bearing structure as the Bv 211, it had a number of interesting features, pressurized cockpit, wings swepted at 40 degrees, a fuel load giving four hours of flight and a large varied armament load.

The design impressed the panel so much that although the Focke-Wulf Ta 183 was chosen for production, three prototypes of the Bv 212 were ordered with construction beginning just as Germany faced the last few weeks of the war.

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