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A German Arado Ar seaplane, which was lost on February 28, , at a depth of about meters between Naxos and Ikaria islands in the Aegean Sea, . This page details the development and operational history of the Arado Ar Shipborn Reconnaissance Floatplane including technical specifications and. The Arado Ar aircraft of the German battleship Bismarck.

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However, conservative elements in the Technical Office continued to favor biplanes over monoplanes and awarded Focke-Wulf a contract for two, more conservative, Fw 62 aircraft. On one side was the “shipboard” Ar series which was designed for catapulting from German warships.

Arado Ar 196

This little plane enabled wr196 capital ships to scout ahead at distances of over a few hundred kilometers, increasing the effectiveness of the raiding party.

Coupled with a sound airframe design, it also had the highest ceiling height compared to its British and American counterparts. The extended fuel tanks enabled the scout plane to remain in the air for up to four hours at a time, which for scout planes was a more important factor than long range.

One prototype was fitted with a centerline float and two outboard floats whilst the remaining three utilized the more traditional twin pontoon floats each situated under their respective wing. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The single float withstood rough seas during a landing better than the twin floats because it attached a1r96 to the fuselage, the strongest part of the airplane.

Bismarck Arado Ar Aircraft

Although it was no match for a fighter, it was considerably better than its Allied counterparts, and generally considered the best of its class.


Deliveries started in a matter of months. However, the twin floats had more stability when taxiing and maneuvering. Dabrowski, Hans-Peter and Koos, Volker. Graph showcases the Arado Ar A-3’s operational range on internal arrado when compared to distances between major cities. NASM’s collection contains this type of aircraft.

Arado Ar 196 A-5

It was the primary German maritime reconnaissance aircraft and its counterpart in the U. A nine cylinder BMW radial engine producing a high power output of hp also placed the Arado as the fastest in its class. The Ar1996 gave up, and the planes aradoo eventually sold off to RomaniaSpain and Sweden. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They were sent to Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific coastal areas, serving until Relative Maximum Speed Rating.

By the onset war, trials for the Arado had just entered its completion stage. This gave the Arado better performance than any of the others, and the RLM ordered four prototypes. The final and definitive version was the Ar A Later, history would show that the Arado was destined to become one of the finest floatplane designs of the war.

a196 The next year it was selected as the winner of a design contest and became the standard aircraft of the Kriegsmarine German navy throughout World War II.

Retrieved 13 February Collection Item Long Description: The selected aircraft design was then made ready for production and designated as the Ar A. With a German request for ar19 new shipboard catapult-launched reconnaissance floatplane with a secondary role as a coastal patrol platformArado submitted their design consisting of a two-seat monoplane with all-metal skin.


Drawn to the commotion, patrolling Arados attacked the sub with guns and bombs and inflicted such damage that the boat could not submerge. Arado offered an advanced monoplane design designated the Ar and the RLM ordered four prototypes.

Biplanes, Triplanes, and Seaplanespg. Single-engined tractor aircraft Low-wing aircraft German military reconnaissance aircraft — Floatplanes Arado aircraft Aircraft first flown in The A-4 replaced it in Decemberstrengthening the airframe, adding another radioand switching props to a VDM model.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arado Ar Graph average of miles-per-hour. With the loss of the German surface fleet, the A-1s were added to coastal squadrons and continued to fly reconnaissance missions and submarine hunts into late They found most of the battlecruiser’s 11 British victims.

After repairs, thirty-seven Arado Ar 96 aircraft fitted with Soviet radio equipment were integrated into the aviation element of the Soviet Araro Guard. Heinkel choose to continue trying to improve the He but Arado, Dornier, Gotha, and Focke-Wulf responded to the specification. The Allies recovered xr196 others aboard the German battlecruiser “Prinz Eugen” when she surrendered at Copenhagen, Denmark. With the exception of the Arado low-wing monoplane design, all were conventional biplanes.

Also note the rudders attached at the rear of the floats. The apparently misnumbered A-3, which had additional strengthening of the airframe, replaced the A This production series comprised of the A-2 and A-3 models.