In Blohm & Voss terms this was a boring, almost straight forwards design, but perhaps their most succesfull.
It's a ground attack night fighter, armed with 4x MK103 30 mm cannons, 2x MG151 20mm and 1x modified Bordkanone BK 7,5.
It first saw service and action on the 31st of November 1946 when 5 Bv P195's dealt a heavy blow to Allied vehicles being loaded off LST's during the night following D-Day MkII.
This is Revell (of Germany)'s 1/72 Blohm & Voss Bv P194, straightened out. It lost it's jet engine but gained some extra weapons, and a mid-fuselage, contra-rotating prop.
Despite loading all available space in the cockpit section and the front of the fuselage with lead weights it still sat firmly on it's tail, hence the weird looking main landing gear.
Alas, still the nose wheel sits a few millimetres of the ground but it will be glued down once I've got all the stuff to make a small diorama around this plane. The complete nose wheel well was nicked from a Me 262, as were the main landing gear's wheels, and the rotating cowling around the props was made from a 1/24 Tamiya Volkswagen Beetle wheel rim (keeping things German, see?). Exhausts now live where the tail wheel used to reside and were made from alluminium tubing. Camo was thought up by myself, decals hand picked from the decal stash.
This is neat! I love your little fictional story there too,
HOT DAMN! SO MANY 30mms, 20mms, AND A FREAKIN 75mm AT GUN? HOLY FUCK!
Great looking model or whif, nice camouflage too. In regards to your description you
Awesome work - really nice paint work! Always great to see Luft 46 projects, and she is a beauty!
How the hell do you even think of that prop placement?
What a fascinating piece of work.
I nicked it
Do a Googlesearch for the Blohm und Voss BV P.192, with a similar layout, only there the (single) prop is in front of the wing root. It looks hideous (imho), but would have offered good all round visibility, especially forwards, which is great for a ground attack aircraft. Though I wouldn't have liked to leave that cockpit in a hurry, not without a real good ejection seat.
In the same "luft '46" realm there's the Daimler Benz Jäger, A mean looking s.o.b. with it's prop where I put mine, but lousy forward visibility.
My design combines the best of both, I believe: plenty of space behind the cockpit for the bordkanonne 7,5 and engine, allround visibility for the pilot, and good looks.
So basically, for once, I did some proper thinking before I started building, lol
Thanks for your comment, Bill!
great work on this build. awesome weathering too.
Very cool rendition! Nice weathering and colours.