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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2020, 05:28:11 am »
The first issue Airfix Banshee was the same, a massive, Lancaster size box, with a tiny jet huddled in one corner.  :o

In their case I think it was an effort to bump up the price so it was packed in the next series up box.
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2020, 06:08:53 am »
From what I remember from reading about them the idea was to tow them to a height above approaching bombers and ahead of the formation to do one or two head on diving passes after release...

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2020, 02:24:39 am »
Well my mind has been made up and the third one will be Russian.

Here are the three pilots.





Nearest the camera is “Ivan”.
Ivan is an assumed name for the sake of this narrative as Russia never gave the pilots name. Nor in fact have they ever admitted to having test flown the aircraft.

Next we have the American pilot. Charles Beaver. He was a real gung ho test pilot and as his name might suggest he was a real “eager beaver”. Known as Chuck he is best known by his nickname of “Eager Chuck”.

Lastly we have Eric “Winkle” Brown.
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 02:42:12 am »
They look more like an Olympic swimming match team just leaping into the pool!  :o
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2020, 06:10:39 am »
They look more like an Olympic swimming match team just leaping into the pool!  :o

Exactly what I was thinking Kit  ;D
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2020, 11:43:04 am »
OK now for the builds, and enough of the smarmy comments please, one would expect professional test pilots to do things in perfect unison.

So here we go for the build(s).
First the WK/Warlord series kits, and I am doing the two of them at the same time.
These are destined to be the American and Russian test examples.
These date from the late 1990’s and do show it in ways. Have a look at the sprue gates!!!


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6286/GZRecz.jpg


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No, do not ask me what the extra blobby bit is sticking out from the tail is, your guess is as good as minOK here we go for the build(s).
First the WK/Warlord series kits, and I am doing the two of them at the same time.
These are destined to be the American and Russian test examples.
These date from the late 1990’s and do show it in ways. Have a look at the sprue gates!!!








No, do not ask me what the extra blobby bit is sticking out from the tail is, your guess is as good as mine !
« Last Edit: May 18, 2020, 11:45:04 am by JayBee »
Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Cats are not real. 
They are just physical manifestations of collisions between enigma & conundrum particles.

Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2020, 01:50:12 pm »
I believe that "blobby bit" is the anchor attachment point, used with the bungee launch system.  The glider is hooked to the bungee, and a spring-loaded clamp is placed over the blob.  This clamp is attached to a winch cable, which is used by the winch to draw the glider backwards until the bungee is at the desired tension.  When the pilot signals that he's ready, the winch operator releases the clamp, and Voila! the glider is launched by the bungee.

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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2020, 11:15:42 am »
Erm! No!

First we visit the fuselage.
Nice and simple, detail not bad, and they fit together.
One observation at this stage is that the surface of the plastic feels slightly rough, almost like very fine sandpaper. It certainly does not show in the photos.




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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2020, 08:32:48 am »
Then the wings are dry fitted, and fitted is maybe not the correct term to use, but just to cheer up certain members on here I have placed them side by side as if they were a “Zwilling”.





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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2020, 11:01:12 am »
Wonderful zwilling (in dreams…) :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2020, 06:24:18 am »
.... and of course there was the "Bergahorn" proposal, which would have given both pilots a tremendous field of fire.





Bergahorn is the German name.
French  -  Sycomore
English  -  Sycamore
American English  -  Plane tree.
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2020, 06:26:51 am »
Wonderfully asymmetric! :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: Blohm und Voss BV 40
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2020, 07:28:49 am »

…….. which would have given both pilots a tremendous field of fire.


As well as the most APPALLING glide ratio!  :o
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