Blohm and Voss 141-B (oz15395)


Blohm and Voss 141-B (oz15395) by Terry Aldrich 1970 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Blohm and Voss 141-B. Control line profile scale model for .049 engine. Scale is 1/24.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Cleanup by Pilgrim.

Update 6/7/2024: Added article, thanks to Pit.

Quote: "Fine-flying asymmetrical German fighter makes great 049-powered trainer and sport model. Blohm Voss 141-B, by Terry Aldrich.

Out of WW II came a great variety of experimental aircraft. The BV 141B represents what was obviously one of Germany's farther out excursions into new design. The brainchild of Dr Vogt, the asymmetrical aircraft went beyond the experimental stages and actually saw combat service on the Russian front.

Built in 1938, this fighter-bomber carried light armament by today's standards. Two fixed machine guns were supplemented by two movable, crew-manned machine guns, bomb load was four 110-lb bombs. The crew pod carried four men including the pilot, while the main fuselage contained the 1600-hp BMW 801 engine. Statistics, converted from metric dimensions, were: wing-span, 57.3 ft; length, 45.8 ft; speed, 241 mph at an altitude of 11,500 ft.

The semi-scale 049-powered model is of simple balsa construction. The scale chosen resulted in a fairly large, stable, easy-to-fly model. One of the new McCoy 049's with the tank-mount combination was used, but any engine of similar displacement and mounting is suitable. Epoxy resin (you can use your favorite cement or glue) was used to join all assemblies for durability. There are few joints. Make them all close-fitting, using the epoxy sparingly for maximum strength and lightness.

Wing: Trace the wing outline from the top view onto the soft-balsa wing material and cut out the wing. Cut the 1/4 x 1/4 in groove for the landing-gear mount into the bottom surface of the wing panel. This can be done on a table saw, or by cutting along the two outside lines with a modeler's knife and chiseling out the remaining center wood.

Completely carve and shape the airfoil before cutting off the wings to add the dihedral. Using a raior plane or long knife, roughly shape the upper wing to the airfoil section shown on the side view. Starting with coarse garnet paper and using progressively finer paper, sand the wing airfoil to its final shape. Round off the wing tips. When the airfoil is complete, cut off the outer wing panels at the dihedral parting lines shown on the top view.

To reassemble the wing, place the center panel on a flat surface and add weights to hold it in place. Set the outer wing panels in place and block them up to 1" dihedral at the tips. Carve, sand and fit the joint surfaces to the proper angle to eliminate all cracks at the dihedral joint. Epoxy the outer panels into place.

Make only the two upper bends in each landing-gear wire. Drill a 3/32 hole through each end of the hardwood landing-gear mount at the locations shown on the plan. For each gear wire, slide the longer leg into place on the mount..."

Supplementary file notes



Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Blohm and Voss 141-B (oz15395) by Terry Aldrich 1970 - model pic

  • (oz15395)
    Blohm and Voss 141-B
    by Terry Aldrich
    from American Aircraft Modeler
    August 1970 
    28in span
    Scale IC C/L Military
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 21/06/2024
    Filesize: 254KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke, Pilgrim
    Downloads: 163

  • Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_141 | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone
    Test link:
    search RCLibrary 3views (opens in new window)

    ScaleType: This (oz15395) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.

    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

Blohm and Voss 141-B (oz15395) by Terry Aldrich 1970 - pic 003.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment



Download File(s):
  • Blohm and Voss 141-B (oz15395)
  • Plan File Filesize: 254KB Filename: Blohm_Voss_141B_oz15395.pdf
  • Supplement Filesize: 1847KB Filename: Blohm_Voss_141B_oz15395_article.pdf
  • help with downloads


* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.


This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.


Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2024.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.