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#AA-4068   1/144 scale  Blohm & Voss Bv.238-V1  Largest aircraft of the Axis powers

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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107 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decals

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Span: 401mm

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Length: 301 mm

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Unit price: US$118

Shipping charge: US$22

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1940, Blohm & Voss began design work on a 8-engine flying boat, the Bv.P.200 for RLM, which was expected to carry 120 passengers. However, since the Jumo diesel engines never achieved operational maturity, the P.200 project was dropped. In 1941, Blohm & Voss submitted a reworked design which was virtually an enlarged Bv.222. The flying boat was given designation Bv.238. A small-scaled flying model, the FFG.227 was to be built in order to avoid difficulties in the Bv.238 prototype construction. Both the FFG flight tests and development of the Bv.238 began as early as 1942. Because of the increasing thread of Allies bombing raids, the Bv.238 delayed it first flight until March of 1945. Flight trials produced such outstanding results. Only after four test flights, the unarmed prototype was ready for front-line testing. Just four days before the war's end, the Bv.238 was sunk while docked on Schaal Lake by gun fires of four Allies P-51 Mustangs. The Bv.238-V2 and V3 were under construction when the war ended. Their hull and wing parts were subsequently scrapped.

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Long-range stratic flying boat prototype

Intended to replace the BV.222 for providing the German Army with additional loading capacity

57.75m.

43.36m

12.80m.

6 Daimler-Benz DB 603G inline piston engines

5425 km/h

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Planned 8x 20mm MG151 cannon

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Model References

The Blohm & Voss Bv.238-V1 package contents secret kits of four 1/144 Luftwaffe airplanes as bonus:

The Blohm & Voss Bv.238-V1 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Luftwaffe experimental aircraft

War time patrol bomber flying boat

Blohm und Voss Bv.222 Viking

Blohm und Voss Bv.138

Blohm und Voss Bv.238

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Consolidated PBY-5 Coronado

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Shot Shetland

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Sikorsky XPBS-1