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Arado Ar 195

Ar 195 WRG#: 0027235

The Arado 195 was a single-engined prototype carrier based torpedo bomber built by the German firm Arado for service on the German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin during the Second World War.

Flown against the Fi 167 in the competition for the contract to equip the Graf Zeppelin, the Ar 195 was an efficient load carrier but the excessive drag of the wing bracing and inefficient aerodynamics ruined the flight performance. This drag problem was never resolved and only the three prototypes were built.


TYPE: Carrier-based torpedo bomber
ORIGIN: Arado Handelsgesellschaft Warnemünde
MODELS: Ar 195V1 to V3
FIRST FLIGHT: Summer 1938
SERVICE DELIVERY: Prototypes only
FINAL DELIVERY: N/A

ENGINE:
BMW 132M
Type: 9-Cylinder Radial
Horsepower: 880hp

FUEL:
Capacity: N/A
Type: N/A


DIMENSIONS:
Wing span: 12.50m (41 ft.)
Length: 10.50m (34 ft. 5.25 in.)
Height: 3.60m (11 ft. 9.75 in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A
  WEIGHTS:
Empty: 1,939kg (4,275 lbs.)
Maximum: 3,670kg (8,091 lbs.)

PERFORMANCE:
Maximum Speed: 290kph (180 mph)
Initial climb: N/A
Service Ceiling: N/A
Range: 404 Miles (650 km)

ARMAMENT:
One 7.92mm manually aimed MG 15 mounted in rear cockpit
One synchronized 7.92mm MG 17 in fuselage

BOMB LOAD:
1,540 lb (700kg) torpedo or various bomb loads

AVIONICS:
N/A




Ar 195 V3

Sources:
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London

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