Arado Ar 233

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Ar 233
Role Transport amphibian flying boat
Manufacturer Arado
Status Cancelled
Number built None

The Arado Ar 233 was a 1940s German design for a civil twin-engined amphibian flying boat, developed by Dewoitine in France under the control of Arado Flugzeugwerke.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Ar 233 was a twin-engined flying-boat with room for ten passengers. It would have been powered by either two BMW 323 or BMW 801 engines.[1] A retractable tricycle landing gear would have allowed amphibious operation.[1] A mockup was completed by Dewoitine in German-occupied France, but the project was abandoned due to the Liberation of France in 1944.

Specifications (proposed)[edit]

Data from Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II[1]

General characteristics

  • Capacity: ten passengers
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW 323 or BMW 801 piston engines, not known kW (not known hp) each


  • Cruising speed: 304 km/h (190 mph)
  • Range: 1200 km (750 miles)


See also[edit]

Related lists



  1. ^ a b c d Bridgeman 1988, p. 156


  • Bridgman, Leonard (1988). Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New York: Crescent Books. ISBN 0-517-67964-7.