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ARADO Ar 81

Arado Ar 81 V3

TYPE: Dive Bomber
ORIGIN: Arado Handelsgesellschaft Warnedmunde
MODELS: V1, V2, & V3
FIRST FLIGHT: Spring 1936
SERVICE DELIVERY: Prototypes Only
FINAL DELIVERY: N/A

ENGINE: Junkers Jumo 210Ca
Type: Water cooled inverted V12
Horsepower: 640 hp

DIMENSIONS:
Wing span: 11m (36 ft. ¾ in.)
Length: 11.50m (37 ft. 8¾ in.)
Height: 3.61m (11 ft. 10 in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A

WEIGHTS:
Empty: 1925 kg (4,244 lbs.)
Maximum: 3070 kg (6,768 lbs.)

PERFORMANCE:
Maximum Speed: 344kph (214 mph)
Initial climb: N/A
Range: 430 Miles (716 km)
Service Ceiling: N/A

ARMAMENT:
Proposed, one 7.92mm manually aimed MG 15 in rear cockpit and One 7.92mm synchronized MG 17

BOMB LOAD:
One 551 lb. (250kg) bomb


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

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