Kit #AA2042. 1/72 scale. Highly-detailed resin kit with decals. In 1941, after the success of the giant Bv 222, Blohm und Voss was commissioned to design a larger and more capable flying boat, the Bv 238. As it was the larger than any flying boat ever constructed at that time, Blohm und Voss engineers could not determine its aerodynamic and hydrodynamic abilities. In order to avoid the risks taken with a full sized Bv 238 prototype, it was decided to construct a smaller, 1/4 scale model for a preliminary checking of the flight characteristics. The model was sub-contracted to Flugtechnische Fertigungs-gemeinschaft G.m.b.H. in Prague, and was given military designation FG.227. The all-wooden FG.227 was constructed in a shape identical to the Bv 238. In 1943, the model was completed but was damaged during its route to waterside for sea-trials. After a year for repair, first flight was made in September 1944, though the full-size Bv 238 had already begun flight testing five months earlier. The FG.227 made several flight tests, but its performance data remains unknown. In 1945, the project was cancelled after the Bv 238 was sunk by P-51 gun fire.
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