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ARADO Ar 66




Type: Advanced Trainer & Multi-role tactical
Origin: Arado Flugzeugwerke
    Production almost entirely assigned to
      Ago Flugzeugwerke and to Avia and
      Letov in Czecholovakia.

Models:
Crew: N/A
First Flight:
    Ar 96A: 1938
    Ar 96B: January 1940
Final Delivery: Czech built C.2B: 1948
Number Produced: 11,546

Engine:
Ar 96A:    Model: Argus As 10C
   Type: 8-Cylinder air-cooled inverted vee
   Number: One       Horsepower: 240 hp

Ar 96B:    Model: Argus As 410A-1
   Type: 12-Cylinder air-cooled inverted vee
   Number: One       Horsepower: 465 hp

Dimensions:
Wing span: 36 ft. 1 in. (11.00m)
Length:
    Ar 96A: 27 ft. 1 in. (8.26m)
    Ar 96B: 29 ft. 11¼ in. (9.13m)
Height: 8 ft. 6¼ in. (2.60m)
Wing Surface Area: 184.1 sq. ft. (17.1m²)
  Weights:
Empty:
    Ar 96A: 2,617 lb. (1187 kg)
    Ar 96B: 2,854 lb. (1295 kg)
Loaded:
    Ar 96A: 3,476 lb. (1577 kg)
    Ar 96B: 3,747 lb. (1695 kg)

Performance:
Maximum Speed: 205 mph (330 kph)
Initial Climb: N/A
Service Ceiling: N/A
Range:
    Ar 96A: 560 miles (900 km)
    Ar 96B: 615 miles (990 km)

Armament:
Ar 96A: None

Ar 96B: One 7.92mm MG 17 machine guns above engine on right or gunnery camera.

Payload: Provisions for light bombs.

Comments: Letov in Czechoslovakia kept the C.2B version in production until 1948. The Ar 396 was designed as replacement but did not see production for Luftwaffe, France built large numbers post war as the S.11 followed by the all metal S.12

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