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Arado Ar 440


Arado Ar 440 Prototype fighter

Service Data

In Service:

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Arado
Number built: 4

Technical Data

Type: Prototype heavy fighter

Crew: 2 men
Length: 14.3 m
Wingspan: 16.3 m
Wing area:
Height: 4 m
Empty: 9,200 kg
Loaded: 12,21 kg
Engine: 2 × Daimler-Benz DB 603G 12 cylinder liquid cooled supercharged inverted Vee piston engine producing up to1,900 hp each
Maximum speed: 747 km/h
Range: 2,700 km
Service ceiling:
2 × 30 mm MK 108 cannon
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns firing forward
2 × 13 mm MG 131 machine guns in the upper fuselage
1 × 20 mm gun MG 151/20 machine gun fixed at the back
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe

Other: Prototypes


The Arado Ar 440 was a twin engines multi purpose heavy fighter aircraft based on the Ar 240 only four prototypes built


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