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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This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Tthe RLM finally terminated production in August Beginning with the Admiral Graf Spee, all the other German capital ships subsequently received the Arado, including the battlecruiser Gneisenau and the famed Raado.

The Ar C project was cancelled in Two more prototypes soon followed but these airplanes carried a single, large, central float and two small outrigger floats.

Heinkel declined to tender, contending that the He could still be made to work. Bulgaria; Nazi Germany; Romania. By wars end, several variants had been produced and it was also the last fighting floatplane to be built in Europe. Both were equipped with twin floats. The only stipulations were that it would use the BMWand they wanted prototypes in both twin-float and single-float configurations.

Arado Ar 196

It quickly became clear that the Arado would work effectively, and only four prototypes of the Fw 62 were built. Have A Passion For Aircraft? In addition to the German Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine, Romania and Bulgaria also used the aircraft in limited numbers.

A number of wartime German aircraft have been recovered from the lake, but the Ar remains undisturbed as its crew were killed when it crashed there in srado it has the status of a War Grave.


Vote for this Aircraft. The Arado Ar was a shipboard reconnaissance low-wing monoplane aircraft built by the German firm of Arado starting in The aircraft was eventually deployed on a number of notable German warships that included the Deutschland, the Admiral Scheer, the Admiral Hipper and the Leipzig. After an evaluation period, the Arado design was selected with development beginning in Inthe Kriegsmarine looked for a standardized shipboard reconnaissance aircraft.

Arado Ar – history, photos, specification of the Arado Ar

Garber Facility in Silver Hill, Maryland. The Germans prepared a French factory at St. Both versions demonstrated excellent water handling and there seemed to be little to decide, one over the other.

Rushed ardo resulted in a series of nine prototypes in an attempt to solve some of the problems, but they did not help much. On one side was the “shipboard” Ar series which was designed for catapulting from German warships.

Arado Ar 196 A-5

The final production version was the A1r96 fromwhich changed radios and cockpit instrumentsand switched the rear gun to the much-improved MG 81Z. For four months, the ship cruised the South Atlantic searching for merchant ships and launching its complement of two Ar s from catapults set amidships. By the onset war, trials for the Arado had just entered its completion stage. The Ar became increasingly vulnerable to faster, better-armed, Allied airplanes that ranged deeper and deeper into German-held territory.

Only three Ar floatplanes xr196 exist from the total production run of aircraft, excluding the prototypes and pre-production aircraft.

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Arado Ar – Wikipedia

This type served through the Spanish Aardo War and had excellent seagoing performance but it was slow, weakly armed, and very vulnerable by the start of World War II.

The plane was shortly thereafter crashed by a British pilot while on transit to the Helensburgh naval air base for testing.

During the fall ofthe Reichs Air Ministry RLM Technical Office released a specification that called for a 2-seat aircraft powered by a single horsepower engine with either a single- or a twin-float arrangement. These operations typify the Arado floatplane’s roles and capabilities.

Since there was a possibility of the smaller outrigger floats on the B models “digging in”, the twin-float A model was ordered into production. Two 20 mm 0.

Testing in the laboratory and on water did not conclusively prove that one configuration was significantly better than the other. This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. 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 This entry’s maximum listed speed mph.

The development, which produced four prototypes, tested two arrangements of floats. Retrieved 13 February Coupled with a sound airframe design, it also had the highest ceiling height compared to its British and American counterparts. The floatplane could also haul a 50 kg lb bomb under each wing.