German Blohm & Voss 246 Guided Bomb

  • World War II
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another ''innovative'' German ''Reprisal'' weapon, The Blohm & Voss 246 Guided Bomb was seen as a cost effect and easily deployed Air to Surface Device. Intended for launch from an aerial platform such as the Heinkel He111 Bomber, The BV246 was an ideal Glider Bomb. First designed in 1943, The BV246 weighed around 1,600-pounds. It featured a 21-foot wingspan and had an operational range of 120-miles. The average Bomb warhead was around 960-pounds of High Explosive. The BV246 had a simple Radar Seeking electronics package. This allowed The BV246 to be used against The English Coastal Radar System. However effective The BV246 was – or would have been, Germany developed several thousand of the devices, but never put them into operation, preferring to concentrate their efforts on The V1 Program. Towards the end of The War, a specially designed BV236 Series was manufactured which were Anti-Radiation Versions.