Arado Ar 95 / Ar 195

Arado AR 95

The Arado 95 was a single engine reconnaissance and patrol biplane designed and built by the German firm Arado in the late 1930s.

Ordered by Chile and Turkey, a number were taken over by the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) when World War II started.

The Arado 95 was designed in 1935 as a two seat seaplane, for coastal patrol, reconnaissance and light attack roles.

The first prototype, an all metal biplane powered by a BMW 132 radial engine, flew in 1936, while a second prototype was powered by a Junkers Jumo 210 liquid cooled engine.

The two prototypes were evaluated against the similar Focke-Wulf Fw 62.

The BMW powered version was considered worthy of further study, and a batch of six was sent for further evaluation with the Legion Condor during the Spanish Civil War.

The Arado Ar 95 was the basis for the prototype Ar 195 carrier based torpedo bomber, which was proposed for operation from the German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin.

Arado Ar 195

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.





11.10 m (36 ft 5 in)


12.50 m (41 ft 0 in)


3.60 m (11 ft 10 in)

Wing area

45.40 m2 (488.7 sq ft)

Empty weight

1,111 kg (2,450 lb)

Max take-off weight

3,560 kg (7,848 lb)


1 × BMW 132De, air cooled 9 cylinder radial engine,

656 kW (880 hp)


Maximum speed

310 km/h (190 mph, 170 kn) at 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

Cruise speed

255 km/h (158 mph, 138 kn) at 1,200 m (3,900 ft)


1,100 km (680 mi, 590 nmi)

Service ceiling

7,300 m (24,000 ft)

Rate of climb

7.5 m/s (1,480 ft/min) 



1 × fixed forward firing 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 machine gun


1 × flexible 7.92 (.312 in) MG 15 machine gun in rear cockpit


1 × 800 kg (1,764 lb) torpedo


1 x 500 kg (1,102 lb) bomb under fuselage rack.


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