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Arado Ar 234

Bomber




Arado Ar 234 Bomber

Service Data

In Service: 15 June 1943 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 15 June 1943
Manufacturer: Arado
Number built: 210

Technical Data

Type: Bomber reconnaissance

Crew: 1 man
Length: 12.64 m
Wingspan: 14.44 m
Wing area: 27.3 m²
Height: 4.29 m
Empty: 5,200 kg
Loaded: 8,400 kg
Engine: 2 × Junkers Jumo 004B turbojets producing up to 900 kg of thrust each
Maximum speed: 742 km/h
Range: 1,630 km
Service ceiling: 10,000 m
Armament:
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns in rear fuselage
Bomb load up to 1,500 kg
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
Ar 234B
Ar 234 B-0
Ar 234 B-1
Ar 234 B-2
Ar 234C
Ar 234 C-1
Ar 234 C-2
Ar 234 C-3
Ar 234 C-3/N
Ar 234 C-4
Ar 234 C-5
Ar 234 C-6
Ar 234 C-7
Ar 234 C-8
Ar 234D
Ar 234 D-1
Ar 234 D-2
Ar 234P
Ar 234 P-1
Ar 234 P-2
Ar 234 P-3
Ar 234 P-4
Ar 234 P-5

Other: Bombers
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History

The Arado Ar 234 Blitz (Lightning) was a single seat twin jet engines shoulder wing monoplane reconnaissance bomber a surviving example of the Ar 234B can be found at Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Gallery

Arado Ar 234 Bomber picture 2
Arado Ar 234 Bomber picture 3
Arado Ar 234 Bomber picture 4
Arado Ar 234 Bomber picture 5
Arado Ar 234 Bomber picture 7
Arado Ar 234 Bomber picture 7

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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