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Arado Ar 196


Arado Ar 196 Seaplane reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: 1937 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1937
Manufacturer: Arado
Number built: 593

Technical Data

Type: Seaplane reconnaissance

Crew: 2 men
Length: 11 m
Wingspan: 12.4 m
Wing area: 28.4 m²
Height: 4.45 m
Empty: 2,990 kg
Loaded: 3,730 kg
Engine: 1 × Siemens Bramo 323 9 cylinder radial engine producing up to 830 hp
Maximum speed: 310 km/h
Range: 1,070 km
Service ceiling: 7,000 m
1 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns in the rear cockpit
2 × 20 mm MG FF cannons in the wings
Bomb load up to 2 50 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania
Ar 196 V-1
Ar 196 V-2
Ar 196 V-3
Ar 196 V-4
Ar 196A
Ar 196 A-1
Ar 196 A-2
Ar 196 A-3
Ar 196 A-4
Ar 196 A-5

Other: Seaplanes & Flying boats
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In 1936, the German air ministry (RLM) issued a specification for a catapult floatplane to replace the Heinkel He 50, the requirement was for a two seat single or twin floatplane aircraft powered by a single engined, producing up to 800 to 900 hp range. There were two competing versions one from Kurt Tank from Focke-Wulf who chose the conservative approach, in attempting to fulfil the requirement, which ended in Focke-Wulf Fw 62 being an orthodox biplane, but the Arado team decided to adopt a monoplane configuration for it's competing design the Arado Ar 196 both designs underwent extensive evaluation and in the end the Arado Ar 196 was accepted and used extensively by the Kriegsmarine as a reconnaissance aircraft and operated from the Graf Spee, Lützow, Prinz Eugen, Gneisenau, Scharnhorst, Admiral Scheer, Tirpitz, and Bismarck


Arado Ar 196 Seaplane reconnaissance picture 2
Arado Ar 196 Seaplane reconnaissance picture 3
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Arado Ar 196 Seaplane reconnaissance picture 6
Arado Ar 196 Seaplane reconnaissance picture 7

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