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Arado Ar 195

Ar 195
Role Torpedo bomber
Manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1937
Status Prototype
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 3
Developed from Arado Ar 95

The Arado Ar 195 was a single-engine prototype carrier-based torpedo bomber built by the German firm Arado for service on the German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin during World War II.

Design and development

A derivative of the Ar 95, fitted with an arrestor hook and catapult equipment as well as a taller canopy, the Ar 195 was intended as a torpedo bomber to equip Nazi Germany's first aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin. Although three prototypes were flown in 1937, the design did not meet the requirements of the specification and so was rejected in favour of the Fieseler Fi 167, which was considered superior.

Operator

 Germany

Specifications (Ar 195)

Data from [1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 46 m2 (500 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,143 kg (4,725 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,670 kg (8,091 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW 132M 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 619 kW (830 hp) for take-off
  • Propellers: 3-bladed fixed pitch metal propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 290 km/h (180 mph; 157 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Range: 650 km (404 mi; 351 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 4,000 m (13,123 ft) in 14 minutes
Armament
  • Guns: 1x fixed forward firing 7.9 mm (0.311 in) MG 17 machine gun with 500 rounds
  • 1 x 7.9 mm (0.311 in) MG 15 machine-gun with 600 rounds flexibly mounted in the rear cockpit
  • Missiles: or 1 x 700 kg (1,543 lb) torpedo
  • Bombs: 1 x 500 kg (1,102 lb) SC500 bomb
or
plus
  • 4 x 50 kg (110 lb) SC50 bombs

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References

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