Arado Ar 64

1st Flight 1930

Military Users- Reichswehr, Luftwaffe.

Ar 64

The Arado Ar 64 was a single-seat biplane fighter, developed in the late 1920s.

Ar 64

It was among the first fighters produced when Germany abandoned the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles and began rearming.

The Ar 64 was a derivative of the earlier Arado SD II and Arado SD III, based upon the Reich War Ministry requirement for a successor to the Fokker D.XIII fighter.

Ar 64

The AR 64D and 64E would the first fighters built in quantity by Germany since the end of World War I.

The two differed, as the 64D had a revised undercarriage and a four-blade propeller, and the 64E had a two-blade propeller attached to a direct-drive version of the Jupiter VI radial engine.

Ar 64

Specifications-

Crew: one

Length: 8.43 m (27 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)

Empty weight: 1,210 kg (2,668 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 1,680 kg (3,704 lb)

Power plant: 1 × Siemens (Bristol) Jupiter VI 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 395 kW (530 hp)

Propellers: 4-bladed wooden fixed pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 250 km/h (160 mph, 130 kn) at 5,000 m (16,404 ft)

Armament

2 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 17 machine guns

Ar 64

Credits-

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

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

Aircraft of the Third Reich- William Green.

Wikipedia.

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