Ar 95 file photo [19057]

Ar 95

ManufacturerArado Flugzeugwerke
Primary RoleSeaplane


ww2dbaseThe first of the Ar 95 seaplanes first took light in 1936, and not longer after six of them were sent to Spain for evaluation by the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. Ultimately, Arado would fail to secure a contract with the German miltiary. Turning abroad, they sold and delivered six Ar 95 aircraft to Chile and several more to Turkey. Those sold to Turkey were not completed by the start of the European War in 1939, and they were requisitioned by the German Navy for training and coastal reconnaissance purposes. Those under German control remained in use until late 1944. The Ar 95 design served as the foundation for the subsequent Ar 195 design.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2013


Ar 95A-1
MachineryOne BMW 132De radial engine rated at 880hp
Armament1x7.92mm forward MG 17 machine gun, 1x7.92mm flexible rear MG 15 machine gun, 1x800kg torpedo or 500kg of bombs
Span12.50 m
Length11.10 m
Height3.60 m
Wing Area45.40 m²
Weight, Empty2,450 kg
Weight, Maximum3,560 kg
Speed, Maximum310 km/h
Speed, Cruising255 km/h
Rate of Climb7.50 m/s
Service Ceiling7,300 m
Range, Normal1,100 km


Ar 95 aircraft at rest, 1937Ar 95 aircraft being towed out of a hangar, 1930sAr 95 seaplane in flight, late 1930sAr 95 seaplane, late 1930s

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