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Arado Ar 81


Arado Ar 81 Prototype dive bomber

Service Data

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Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Arado
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype biplane dive bomber

Crew: 2 men
Length: 11.50 m
Wingspan: 11 m
Wing area: 34.47 m²
Height: 3.60 m
Empty: 1,927 kg
Loaded: 3,072 kg
Engine: 1 × Junkers Jumo 210Sa 12 cylinder supercharged liquid cooled inverted Vee engine producing up to 700 hp
Maximum speed: km/h
Range: 690 km
Service ceiling: 7,700 m
1 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun
1 × 15 mm MG 151/15 machine gun
Bomb load up to 250 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe

Other: Prototypes


The Arado Ar 81 was a single seat single engine biplane dive bomber to the same specification as the Bv 137, He 118 and Ju 87 1936. Only three prototypes built, two with twin fins and one with a single fin


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