Arado Ar 199

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Ar 199
Arado Ar 199 model 1.jpg
Model of an Ar 199
Role Trainer prototype
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1939[1]
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 2

The Arado Ar 199 was a floatplane aircraft, built by Arado Flugzeugwerke. It was a low-wing monoplane, designed in 1938 to be launched from a catapult and operated over water. The enclosed cockpit had two side-by-side seats for instructor and student, and a third, rear seat, for a trainee-navigator or radio operator.

Two prototypes were built, but the Luftwaffe's requirements changed and no production aircraft were built. The two prototypes, D-IFRB and D-ISBC did serve as trainers[1] and were used for air-sea rescue operations from Northern Norway.[2]


Specifications(Ar 199)[edit]

Data from Aircraft of the Third Reich Vol.1[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Length: 10.57 m (34 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.7 m (41 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 4.36 m (14 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 30.4 m2 (327 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,675 kg (3,693 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,075 kg (4,575 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 410C inverted V-12 air-cooled piston engine, 335.5 kW (449.9 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed variable-pitch propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (162 mph; 140 kn) at 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
  • Cruise speed: 212 km/h (132 mph; 114 kn)
  • Range: 740 km (460 mi; 400 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 11 minutes

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Smith, 1972. p. 34.
  2. ^ Tilford Jr., Earl (1977). "SEENOTDIENST: Early Development of Air-Sea Rescue". Air University Review. United States Air Force (January - February 1977). 
  3. ^ Green, William (2010). Aircraft of the Third Reich. Vol.1 (1st ed.). London: Aerospace Publishing Limited. pp. 56–57. ISBN 978 1 900732 06 2. 
Bibliography
  • Smith, J R; Kay, Antony L. (1972). German Aircraft of the Second World War. London: Putnam. ISBN 978-0-85177-836-5.