Messerschmitt Bf 165

The Messerschmitt Bf 165 was a German long-range bomber project. There is very little published about the Bf 165, as it was merely a prototype which would later be scrapped for unknown reasons. Wind tunnel testing of the aircraft began in 1937. A full-scale mockup of the aircraft was constructed for display to the Reichsführer in 1937.[1] According to this forum thread, the aircraft's mockup was a 2 engine model- as opposed to the 4 engine one shown here, however due to lack of evidence or proof of the aircraft's exact design, the image on this page will remain unchanged.

Bf 165
Mockup of the aircraft
Role Long-range bomber
Manufacturer Messerschmitt
Number built 0 (one mockup)


  1. Peters, Klaus; Ebert, Hans J.; Kaiser, Johann B. (1992). Willy Messerschmitt, Pionier der Luftfahrt und des Leichtbaues : eine Biographie. Bonn: Bernard & Graefe. ISBN 9783763761036.

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