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Feb 17, 2014, 01:38 PM
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Blohm & Voss Ha 140


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The (Blohm & Voss) Ha 140 was a German multi-purpose seaplane of the 1930s. It was designed for use as a torpedo bomber or long-range reconnaissance aircraft.

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.

General characteristics

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 takeoff 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 (199 mph; 173 kn) at sea level
333 km/h (207 mph) at 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
Cruising speed: 295 km/h (183 mph; 159 kn) at 85% power at sea level
Range: 1,150 km (715 mi; 621 nmi) with 1,390 l (306 imp gal) of fuel
Ferry range: 2,000 km (1,243 mi; 1,080 nmi) with 2,365 l (520 imp gal) of fuel
Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 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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