The Arado S I was a biplane trainer built in Germany in 1925. The first of three prototypes was powered by a Bristol Lucifer radial engine, while the other two Arado S.Ia aircraft were fitted with the Siemens-Halske Sh 12. This latter engine also powered the Arado S III, a virtually identical aircraft of which only a single prototype was constructed and sold to Turkey.
Specifications (S Ia)
- Crew: two, pilot and instructor
- Length: 7.35 m (24 ft 1 in)
- Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
- Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)
- Wing area: 26.3 m2 (283 ft2)
- Empty weight: 600 kg (1,320 lb)
- Gross weight: 915 kg (2,020 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 12, 80 kW (110 hp)
- Maximum speed: 147 km/h (91 mph)
- Range: 500 km (310 miles)
- Rate of climb: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)
- 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
- German Aircraft between 1919 – 1945