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Blohm+Voss BV P.195 by Brandzai Blohm+Voss BV P.195 by Brandzai
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.

Or not. 
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.
(Which I personally think looks real good :cool: - Revamp .)
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.
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is neat! I love your little fictional story there too,:D
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, it reminds me of The Sky Crawlers movie,:D
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tankbuster1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice aircraft
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :-)
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BusterBuizel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOT DAMN! SO MANY 30mms, 20mms, AND A FREAKIN 75mm AT GUN? HOLY FUCK!
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The best kill is overkill...
;-)
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Euqrot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great looking model or whif, nice camouflage too. In regards to your description you
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the compliments, though i do believe some of your comment was lost?
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NavJAG Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome work - really nice paint work!  Always great to see Luft 46 projects, and she is a beauty!
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot :-)
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

How the hell do you even think of that prop placement?

What a fascinating piece of work.

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Brandzai Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I nicked it :pickpocket: 

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 :D

Thanks for your comment, Bill!
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just get used to people looking at it and scratching their heads.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
great work on this build. awesome weathering too.
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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fmtris Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Very cool rendition!  Nice weathering and colours.
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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