Blohm & Voss Ha.140

 

1st Flight 1934

The Blohm & Voss Ha 140 was a German multi-purpose seaplane first flown in 1937.

It was intended for use as a torpedo bomber or long-range reconnaissance aircraft but did not enter production.

Specifications

Crew: 3

Length: 16.75 m (54 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 22 m (72 ft 2 in)

Height: 3.05 m (10 ft 0 in)

Wing area: 92 m2 (990 sq ft)

Empty weight: 6,300 kg (13,889 lb)

Gross weight: 8,500 kg (18,739 lb)

Max take-off weight: 9,230 kg (20,349 lb)

Fuel capacity: 2,365 l (520 imp gal)

Powerplant: 2 × BMW 132K 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines, 597 kW (801 hp) each for take-off

619 kW (830 hp) at 1,000 m (3,281 ft)

Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 320 km/h (200 mph, 170 kn) at sea level

333 km/h (207 mph) at 3,000 m (9,843 ft)

Cruise speed: 295 km/h (183 mph, 159 kn) at 85% power at sea level

Range: 1,150 km (710 mi, 620 nmi) with 1,390 l (306 imp gal) of fuel with 2,365 l (520 imp gal) of fuel

Ferry range: 2,000 km (1,200 mi, 1,100 nmi) with 2,365 l (520 imp gal) of fuel

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)

Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 11 minutes 30 seconds

5,000 m (16,404 ft) in 39 minutes

Armament

Guns: 1× 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine gun in nose, 1× MG 15 machine gun at dorsal hatch

Bombs: 1× 952 kg (2,099 lb) torpedo or 4× 250 kg (551 lb) bombs.

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