Arado L II

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L II
Arado LIIa 0891-4.jpg
Arado L IIa at Tempelhof. July 1930
Role touring aircraft
Manufacturer Arado
Designer Walter Rethel
First flight 1929
Number built 5

The Arado L II was a 1920s German two-seat, high-wing touring monoplane.

In 1930, a revised version, the L IIa first flew, and four examples took part in the Challenge International de Tourisme 1930, starting from Berlin-Tempelhof airport, but none received places, and one crashed early in the race. Two examples competed in the Deutschlandflug in 1931.[1][2]


Specifications (L IIa)[edit]

Data from German Aviation 1919 – 1945[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 6.72 m (22 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 17.0 m2 (183 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 415 kg (915 lb)
  • Gross weight: 700 kg (1,540 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 8R, 60 kW (80 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • Range: 700 km (440 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 2,000 m (6,560 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.1 m/s (420 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 73. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. Brightstar Publishing, London. File 889 Sheet 73

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