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BLOHM UND VOSS Ha 140


[Source: George Petersen]

Type: Recce and torpedo bomber seaplane
Origin: Blohm und Voss, Abt. Flugzeugbau
Models: V1 to V3
Crew: N/A
First Flight: September 30, 1937
Service Delivery: None
Final Delivery: None

Engine:
Model: BMW 132K (Licensed built American Hornet)
Type: nine-cylinder Radial
Horsepower: 830hp         Number: 2

Dimensions:
Wing span: 22.0m (72 ft. 2.25 in.)
Length: 16.74m (54 ft. 11.5 in.)
Height: 3.05m (10 ft. 0.25 in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A

  Weights:
Empty: 6,300kg (13,889 lb.)
Maximum: 9,227kg (20,342 lb.)

Performance:
Maximum Speed: 333kph (207 mph)
Maximum Range: 2,000km (1,242 miles)
Initial climb: N/A

Armament:
N/A


Comments:
The Ha 140 was a developed as a twin-engine floatplane, with an all-metal structure and an inverted gull wing, similar to the larger Ha 139. The crew consisted of a pilot and radio operator, with a gunner in a revolving turret in the nose or in a second gun position to the rear. The torpedo or bomb load was accommodated in an internal bomb bay. Three prototypes were built, but the design was not carried any further, as the similar Heinkel He 115 was selected for service.




Sources:
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London

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