Blohm Und Voss BV222

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Title

Blohm Und Voss BV222

Description

Photo 1 is a port side view of the BV222 seaplane on water.
Photo 2 is a view of the underside of the BV222.
Photo 3 is a view of the underside of the BV222. The angle shows two floats close to the end of the wings.

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Type

Format

Three b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

PThomasAF20060027

Transcription

[Photograph]
BV 222

Blohm Und Voss. BV 222.
The BV 222 (Wiking) Viking, was designed in 1937 as a six engined flying boat for Lufthansa’s trans-Atlantic service. The first civil prototype crashed in 1940, but further prototypes were completed as a military freight & troop carrier. Needless to say the war put an end to Germany’s trans-Atlantic ambitions. BV222’s first saw action in July 1941 flying from Hamburg to the Barents Sea carrying freight out & casualties on the return journey. Employed on Athens & Derna run. 72 stretcher casualties or 92 fully equipped troops could be accomadated [sic]. When German resistance ceased in North Africa the task of co-operating with the U-Boat fleet in the North Atlantic became as vital as the transport role, & the 222’s were transferred to this duty. The 222’s were classified as Long range Maritime and Reconnaisance [sic] Flying Boats. Powered by six Bramo Fafnir 323R-2 nine cylinder radial engines. Max speed 158mph. Max range 4350 miles. Max loaded weight 100530 lbs.

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[Underlined] NOTE [/underlined]. IN THE BOTTOM VIEW THE TWO OUTBOARD PROJECTIONS ARE FLOATS.

Citation

“Blohm Und Voss BV222,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23162.

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