Blohm and Voss BV 238
Following the development of the 6 engine BV222 Wiking seaplane and it having attained production status, (if 13 units total could be considered production), work began on the BV-238 which was even larger. It had one of the largest wingspans of the time (197 feet), and weighed the most of any plane up to that time, 220,000 lbs fully loaded. Development was started in 1941, flight trials were finally carried out in 1944. However it was strafed and sunk by Allied planes while docked on a lake near Hamburg, by either American Mustangs or British Typhoons, depending on the story. It was salvaged but later towed out to deep water and sunk. Other prototypes were in progress but were never completed.
So Winkle Brown never got to fly it.
Now there's a guy with an interesting life! Thanks for the note!
A 1/4 scale version was built, called the FG 227, in order to iron out any problems before constructing full-size prototypes.
t would be cool if someone found that one!
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