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ARADO Ar 66


TYPE: Primary trainer; later night ground attack
ORIGIN: Arado Handelsgesellschaft Warnedmunde
MODELS: B And C
FIRST FLIGHT: 1932
SERVICE DELIVERY: Late 1933 (66C)
FINAL DELIVERY: N/A

ENGINE:
Argus As 10C
Type: Inverted-V8 aircooled
Horsepower: 240 hp

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


DIMENSIONS:
Wing span: 10m (32 ft. 9¾ in.)
Length: 8.30m (27 ft. 2¾ in.)
Height: 2.93m (9 ft. 7½ in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A

  WEIGHTS: Typical C
Empty: 905kg (1,997 lbs.)
Maximum: 1,330kg (2,934 lbs.)

PERFORMANCE:
Maximum Speed: 210kph (130 mph)
Initial climb: N/A
Range: 445 Miles (716 km)
Service Ceiling: N/A

AVIONICS:
N/A


ARMAMENT:
Various small bombs and harassment weapons for night attack.


COMMENTS:
Roughly 2,000 machines deployed as night ground attack on the Eastern Front
NSGr 2, 3 and 5 in the Soviet Union
NSGr 8 in Finland
NSGr 12 in Latvia

NSGr machines operated on dark nights dropping booby traps, 4.5 and 9 lb. anti-personnel bombs and harassment weapons from tree-top height.

Ar 66b second prototype built as a seaplane

Many of the Ar 66C's were equipped with skis.


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