Ar 196 file photo [5771]

Ar 196

CountryGermany
ManufacturerArado Flugzeugwerke
Primary RoleSeaplane
Maiden Flight1 May 1937

Contributor:

ww2dbaseIn Oct 1936, the German naval ministry asked for a new aircraft to replace the He 114 shipboard reconnaissance aircraft. The design submitted by Arado Flugzeugwerke was promising, and eventually won the competition. Production units of the newly designated Ar 196 reconnaissance aircraft began in Nov 1938, with ten units delivered by end of the year. By Jun 1939, a total of 30 units were delivered, with most of them being shipboard models for the Kriegsmarine. Most pilots of Ar 196 aircraft noted ease of flight and versatility. Both Germans and Finnish forces made use of Ar 196 aircraft in Finland to transport personnel and to supply units behind enemy lines, making use of the many small lakes in Finland as landing spots. Between 1938 and 1944, 541 units were produced.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Mar 2008

SPECIFICATIONS

A-2
MachineryOne Bramo 323 9-cylinder radial engine rated at 830hp
Armament1x7.92mm MG 15 machine gun, 1x7.92mm MG 17 machine gun, 2x20mm MG FF cannons, optional 2x50kg bombs
Crew2
Span12.40 m
Length11.00 m
Height5.00 m
Wing Area37.90 m
Weight, Empty2,980 kg
Weight, Maximum3,720 kg
Speed, Maximum311 km/h
Service Ceiling7,010 m
Range, Normal1,080 km

Photographs

Ar 196 A-1 aircraft at rest on land, date unknownAr 196 A-5 aircraft at rest on water in a port, date unknownAr 196 A-5 aircraft flying in formation, date unknownPanzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee in the English Channel, Apr 1939, photo 2 of 3; note Arado Ar 196 A-1 floatplane her catapult
See all 8 photographs of Ar 196 Seaplane



Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds




Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
18 Mar 2009 05:54:10 PM

In-flight photo of (GA+DX) Arado Ar 196A-2. Deliveries began in Nov. 1939. Operators: Germany, Bulgeria, Finland and Romania. Total production was 593 aircraft.

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code
 

 

Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Ar 196 Seaplane Photo Gallery
Ar 196 A-1 aircraft at rest on land, date unknown
See all 8 photographs of Ar 196 Seaplane




Famous WW2 Quote
"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939