BV P.204  3 view    This asymmetric mixed-propulsion ground attack and dive bomber was designed by Dr. Richard Vogt. The wing was of an unswept, rectangular shape with taper and dihedral on the outer wing panels. The fuselage was slightly offset to the starboard side, to balance the Jumo 003A or Heinkel He S 011 turbojet that was slung beneath the port wing. A BMW 801 D radial engine also provided power, this being located in the nose of the aircraft. The tailplane was located forward of the vertical tail on a stepped section of the fin. A conventional landing gear design was chosen for the BV P.204, with the tailwheel retracting backwards into the rear fuselage, while the mail wheels retracted outwards into the wing. Armament consisted of two MG 151/20 20mm cannon with 250 rounds of ammunition located ahead of the cockpit firing through the propeller and two MG 151/20 20mm cannon mounted in the wings firing outside of the propeller arc. There was a provision to mount two MK 103 30mm cannon with 70 rounds of ammunition beneath the wings also. An internal bomb bay could hold up to 1000 kg (2200 lbs) of bombs (see table below for possible bomb bay loads). A BV 246 "Hagelkorn" (Hailstone) glide bomb could also be carried externally under the fuselage.

     View Josha Hildwine's BV P.204 LuftArt images

             Span: 14.33 m (47' 0.2")           Length: 12.6 m (41' 4.1")         Max. Speed: 760 km/h (472 mph) w/MW 50 boost 

BV P.204 cutaway view   A cutaway view of the BV P.204, showing the location of various components (guns, fuel tanks, landing gear, etc.). Note: this drawing shows the wing-mounted MG 151/20 20mm cannon firing through the propeller, where most sources state that they fired outside of the propeller arc.... 

Bomb Bay loads
of bombs
Type of
9 SC 70
2 SC 250
1 SC 500
1 SC 1000
All images on this page from ReichDreams Dossier # 13, Asymmetric Planes, by Justo Miranda & Paula Mercado