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Arado Ar 69

The Arado Ar 69, a two-seat German beginner’s school and sport biplane with an open cockpit, was developed in 1933.

There were three prototypes constructed: the Ar 69 V1 and Ar 69 V2 were equipped with 78 kW (105 hp) Hirth HM 504A engines, while the V3 had a BMW Bramo Sh.14a radial engine.

The V1 and V2 were intended to be the Ar 69A production models, while the V3 was meant to be the basis for the Ar 69B production version.

However, no production aircraft were manufactured as the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz, a rival aircraft, proved to be more successful.





7.2 m (23 ft 7 in)


9 m (29 ft 6 in)


2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)

Wing area

20.7 m2 (223 sq ft)

Empty weight

540 kg (1,190 lb)

Max take-off weight

680 kg (1,499 lb)


1 × BMW Bramo Sh.14a,

7-cyl air-cooled radial piston engine,

112 kW (150 hp)


2-bladed fixed pitch wooden propeller


 Maximum speed

184 km/h (114 mph, 99 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed

150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn) at optimum altitude

Landing Speed

72 km/h (45 mph; 39 kn)

Service ceiling

5,600 m (18,400 ft)

Time to altitude

1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3 minutes, 24 seconds

Wing loading

32.85 kg/m2 (6.73 lb/sq ft)


4.54 kg/hp.

Arado Geschichte Eines Flugzeugwerks-Jorg Armin Kranzhoff.
Aircraft of the Luftwaffe 1935-1945, An Illustrated Guide-Jean-Denis GG LaPage.
The Official Monogram Painting Guide to German Aircraft, 1935-1945-Kenneth A Merrick & Thomas H Hitchcock.


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