Arado S.I

Role Civil trainer
Manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1925
Number built 3 + 1 S III

The Arado S I was a biplane trainer built in Germany in 1925. The first of three prototypes was powered by a Bristol Lucifer radial engine, while the other two Arado S.Ia aircraft were fitted with the Siemens-Halske Sh 12. This latter engine also powered the Arado S III, a virtually identical aircraft of which only a single prototype was constructed and sold to Turkey.

Specifications (S Ia)

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 7.35 m (24 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 26.3 m2 (283 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 600 kg (1,320 lb)
  • Gross weight: 915 kg (2,020 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 12, 80 kW (110 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 147 km/h (91 mph)
  • Range: 500 km (310 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)


  • World Aircraft Information Files. Brightstar Publishing, London. File 889 Sheet 73
  • German Aircraft between 1919 – 1945
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