BV 40 File:BV40. jpg Model of a BV 40 Role Fighter glider Manufacturer Blohm & Voss First flight 6 May 1944 The Blohm & Voss BV 40 was a German glider fighter designed to attack Allied bomber formations. By eliminating the engine and positioning the pilot in a prone position (i.e. lying on the front) the cross-sectional area of the aircraft was much reduced making the aircraft much harder for bomber gunners to hit.
Made by Blohm + Voss.