Blohm & Voss BPV.192.01 Luft '46 Fighter Concept (1944)
About the Design
In the midst of WWII, the innovative engineers at Germany's Blohm & Voss company responded to Berlin's request for a single-engine ground-attack bomber with this bizarre mid-engine design. To improve visibility, the cockpit was situated in front of the propeller and held in place by two side-mounted canard-like supports. Armaments were to consist of four fixed-forward machine guns and a single 500-pound bomb. The design never made it past the design stage.
About the Kit
Released on or about the turn of the Millennium, this resin kit from the Czech Republic's Planet Models effectively captured the unique lines of this project aircraft with near styrene-level quality. It has been painted as the plane might have appeared in traditional winter camouflage.
The model was built from an original issue.