Arado Ar 199

1st Flight 1939

Military Users- Luftwaffe

Ar 199

The Arado Ar 199 was a floatplane aircraft, built by Arado Flugzeugwerke.

It was a low-wing monoplane, designed in 1938 to be launched from a catapult and operated over water.

Ar 199

The enclosed cockpit had two side-by-side seats for instructor and student, and a third, rear seat, for a trainee-navigator or radio operator.

Two of the 5 prototypes, D-IFRB and D-ISBC did serve as trainers and were used for air-sea rescue operations from Northern Norway.

Ar 199


Crew: three

Length: 10.57 m (34 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 12.7 m (41 ft 8 in)

Height: 4.36 m (14 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 30.4 m2 (327 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,675 kg (3,693 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 2,075 kg (4,575 lb)

Ar 199

Power plant: 1 × Argus As 410C inverted V-12 air-cooled piston engine, 335.5 kW (449.9 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed variable-pitch propeller


Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph, 140 kn) at 3,000 m (9,843 ft)

Cruise speed: 212 km/h (132 mph, 114 kn)

Range: 740 km (460 mi, 400 nmi)

Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,300 ft)

Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min)

Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 11 minutes

Ar 199


Jane’s Encyclopedia of Aviation-Michael J. H Taylor.

The Complete Book of Fighters-William Green & Gordon Swanborough.

The wings of the Luftwaffe- William Green

Aircraft of the Third Reich- William Green.


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