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Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:07:28 am »
Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM



In 1940 the Netherlands was still a neutral corner in war torn Europe. The Dutch airline KLM was looking for an aircraft to use on the route to Dutch East India. The Dutch aircraft builder Fokker offered a four engined flying boat but a number of bad experiences in the past led the KLM to choose the German sic engined BV-222 flying boat.



The KLM bought 6 BV-222 C-4s, powered by  the  Jumo 207C and the first was delivered in June 1941. In July the first commercial flight to Jakarta was made with only one stop on route.



The KLM BV-222s were in operation until 1947 when they were replace by the Focke Wulf Ta-400B-3.



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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 12:14:32 pm »
Very clever Tom, and a nicely warped backstory too.  :thumbsup:

At first sight I thought it was a Hughes H-4 and then I counted the engines...  ;D
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 08:58:24 pm »
Now thats one neat looking flying boat, very nice work! :thumbsup:
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 11:07:11 pm »
Good! :thumbsup:
What scale is it? And which kit did you use? :unsure:
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 12:02:18 am »
That's nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 01:21:04 am »
 :thumbsup:

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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 02:57:50 am »
What scale is it? And which kit did you use? :unsure:

It's the 1/144 scale Anigrand kit.

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2019, 03:15:20 am »
Thanks! And congratulations again! :thumbsup:
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2019, 04:50:16 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 07:08:14 am »
That really does work well Tom  :thumbsup:

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV-222 KLM
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 02:42:55 pm »
Wow  :thumbsup:
I've got the 1/72 Revell kit in the stash,  been saving it for a rainy day  :banghead: