The BV-225 Friedensstifter (Peacemaker/Pacifier) came about after a directive to Blohm und Voss for a high altitude, high speed, long range bomber. Due to these requirements it was decided defensive armament was not required (similar to the Ju 86P philosophy).
Crew: 3 - 1 Pilot, 1 navigator/bomb aimer/assistant pilot, 1 flight engineer
Powerplant: 4x Junkers Jumo 207C 6-cyl. liquid-cooled opposed piston 2-stroke diesel engines
Propellers: 3-bladed, variable pitch
Armament: 4 SC1000 bombs
This build has lots of moving bits, more than I usually do for WWII stuff:
AG1-4 = each engine start (linked to the individual RPM dials and ignition switches in the engineers area)
AG5 = Landing Gear doors
AG6 = Bomb arm and bomb doors open/shut
VTOL DN = flaps
LG = Landing gear retract/extend
TRIM = elevator trim
Cockpit has working; control column, rudder pedals, throttles, trims, flap selector, gear up indicators, altitude gauge, IAS gauge, main hydraulic pressure indicator (well it moves anyway), fuel gauge. Engineers area has RPM and oil pressure gauges for each engine along with switches for each engine.
I have fueled it for a bomb run from Wright Airport to Snowstone and return, if this isnt long enough for you the main fuel tanks are in the leading edge of the wings (currently about 30% fuel each).
- EternalDarkness 2 months ago
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.186
- Wing Loading 40.7lbs/ft2 (198.7kg/m2)
- Wing Area 525.6ft2 (48.8m2)
- Drag Points 3897
- Number of Parts 1455
- Control Surfaces 0