This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
The BV 246 was an experimental glide bomb developed by the German Luftwaffe in World War II. It was designed to be dropped a long distance from its target, thereby avoiding Allied figher opposition. This tail section may come from a "Radieschen" (Radish) variant, which was to home in on radars.
U.S. Army Air Forces shipped the components from Germany in 1945. It is not known when the Smithsonian acquired this artifact.
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- Approximate: 23.5 × 49.5 × 147.3cm (9 1/4 × 19 1/2 × 58 in.)
- Storage (Rehoused on Aluminum Pallet): 157.5 × 153.7 × 85.1cm, 90.7kg (62 × 60 1/2 × 33 1/2 in., 200lb.)