Arado Ar 196

Shipboard Reconnaissance Aircraft

Arado Ar 196A-3 © Joop de Groot
Photo ©: Joop de Groot (Photos at airliners.net)
The Arado Ar 196 is a single-engine two-seat Shipboard Reconnaissance Aircraft produced by the German manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke GmbH in operation with the German Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelBMW 132K
Engine Power706 kW947 hp
Speed309 km/h167 kts
  192 mph
Service Ceiling7.020 m23.031 ft
Range1.070 km578 NM
665 mi.
Empty Weight2.990 kg6.592 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.730 kg8.223 lbs
Wing Span12,47 m40 ft 11 in
Wing Area28,4 m306 ft
Length11,00 m36 ft 1 in
Height4,42 m14 ft 6 in
First Flight05/1937
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1938-1944
Total Production541
Data for (Version)Arado Ar 196A-3