Arado Ar 234

Reconnaissance Aircraft / Bomber

Arado Ar-234B © Guilherme Bystronski
Photo ©: Guilherme Bystronski (photos at airliners.net)
The Arado Ar 234 is a twin-engined single-seat Reconnaissance and Bomber Aircraft produced by the German manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke GmbH in operation with the German Luftwaffe during the last two years of the World War II.
The Arado Ar 234 Blitz was the world's first operational jet powered bomber.
Crew1
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelJunkers Jumo 004B-1
Engine Power (each)8,8 kN1978 lbf
Speed743 km/h401 kts
  461 mph
Service Ceiling10.000 m32.808 ft
Range1.100 km594 NM
684 mi.
Empty Weight5.200 kg11.464 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight9.850 kg21.716 lbs
Wing Span14,10 m46 ft 3 in
Wing Area26,4 m284 ft
Length12,64 m41 ft 6 in
Height4,30 m14 ft 1 in
First Flight30.07.1943
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1944-1945
Total Production210
Data for (Version)Arado Ar 234B-2

[Photo-ID: 10206] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Arado Ar 234B-2 Blitz, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), 140312, c/n 140312, Karsten Palt, 2014Arado
Ar 234B-2 Blitz
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: 140312
c/n: 140312
 
last surviving Arado Ar 234
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10207] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Arado Ar 234B-2 Blitz, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), 140312, c/n 140312, Karsten Palt, 2014Arado
Ar 234B-2 Blitz
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: 140312
c/n: 140312
 
last surviving Arado Ar 234
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10208] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Arado Ar 234B-2 Blitz, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), 140312, c/n 140312, Karsten Palt, 2014Arado
Ar 234B-2 Blitz
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: 140312
c/n: 140312
 
last surviving Arado Ar 234
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]