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Arado Ar 197


Arado Ar 197 Prototype naval fighter

Service Data

In Service: 1937 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1937
Manufacturer: Arado
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype naval fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 9.2 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Wing area: 27.8 m²
Height: 3.6 m
Empty: 1,840 kg
Loaded: 2,475 kg
Engine: 1 × Daimler-Benz DB 600A 12 cylinder liquid cooled supercharged 60° inverted Vee piston engine producing up to 1,075 hp
Maximum speed: 400 km/h
Range: 659 km
Service ceiling: 8,600 m
2 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns
1 × 20 mm MG FF cannon in nose
Bomb load up to 4 × 50 kg bombs on external wing racks
Operators: Luftwaffe
Ar 197 V-1
Ar 197 V-2
Ar 197 V-3

Other: Prototypes


The Arado Ar 197 was a single seat single engine biplane naval fighter and light bomber was planned to operate from the Graf Zeppelin aircraft carrier


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