TYPE: Interceptor, fighter. Project
ACCOMMODATION: Pilot only
POWER PLANT: One Heinkel-Hirth HeS 011 turbojet engine, rated at 1300 kp thrust
PERFORMANCE: 614 mph
COMMENT: In context with the “Volksjäger Projekt” (Peoples fighter project) designers of the Blohm & Voss Company projected a turbojet engine powered fighter under internal designation Bv P.209. The design was a cantilever shoulder wing airplane with strong forward-swept wing. This was an effort to alleviate compressibility problems of straight wings at high speed, while helping to avoid the instability at low speeds suffered by swept-back wings. The wing was made from steel and the main spar formed the fuel tank. A steel tube formed the fuselage and was used as air intake for the turbojet engine. A second steel tube formed the tail boom with normal and positive swept back tail-plane. Expert’s report from the DVL (Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt, German Aviation Experimental Establishment) was negative concerning forward-swept wing concept and Blohm und Voss cancelled further work on that project in favour of the Blohm und Voss Bv P.212 (Ref.: 16, 17).