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Minensuchstaffel 1 - Baltic Sea, 1944.
The BV 138 MS variant, with the "MS", signifying Minensuch (German for mine-clearing), carried a degaussing device, a hoop with the same diameter as the length of the fuselage and field-generating equipment, instead of weapons.
BV-138 MS Specifications
Minesweeping Flying Boat
|3 × Junkers Jumo 205D diesel | 880 hp | Pistons|
|Length: 19.9 m | Width:
27 m | Height: 6.6 m
Weight: 8100 kg | Max. Combat Weight: 14700 kg
|Max. Speed: 275 km/h | Ceiling: 5000 m | Range: 5000 km|