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Arado Ar 198


Arado Ar 198 Prototype reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service:

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Arado
Number built: 1

Technical Data

Type: Prototype reconnaissance

Crew: 1 man
Length: 11.8 m
Wingspan: 14.9 m
Wing area:
Height: 4.5 m
Empty: 2,400 kg
Loaded: 3,031 kg
Engine: 1 × BMW Bramo 323A Fafnir 9 cylinder supercharged air cooled radial engine producing up to 900 hp
Maximum speed: 259 km/h
Range: 1,081 km
Service ceiling: m
2 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns
Bomb load up to 4 × 50 kg on external wing racks
Operators: Luftwaffe
Ar 198 V-1

Other: Prototypes


The Arado Ar 198 was a three seat single engine short range reconnaissance monoplane designed to the same specification as the Bv 141 and Fw 189 only one prototype built 1938


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