Arado Ar 79

1st Flight 1938

Military Users – Royal Hungarian Air Force

Ar 79

The Arado Ar-79 was a German aircraft of the 1930s, designed as an aerobatic two-seat trainer and touring aircraft.

The Ar-79 was a monoplane with retractable, tail wheel undercarriage.

The wings were constructed of fabric over plywood, the forward fuselage was of fabric over steel tube, and the rear fuselage was a monocoque structure.

Ar 79

Specifications-

Crew: two

Length: 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)

Height: 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in)

Wing area: 14 m2 (150 sq ft)

Aspect ratio: 7.14

Empty weight: 460 kg (1,014 lb)

Max take off weight: 760 kg (1,676 lb)

Fuel capacity: 120 l (32 US gal; 26 imp gal) fuel + 4 l (1.1 US gal; 0.88 imp gal) oil

Ar 79

Power plant: 1 × Hirth HM 504A-2 inverted 4-cyl. air-cooled in-line piston engine 105 PS (104 hp; 77 kW)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch propeller, 2 m (6 ft 7 in) diameter

Performance

Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed: 205 km/h (127 mph, 111 kn) 75 PS (74 hp; 55 kW) at sea level

Range: 1,025 km (637 mi, 553 nmi)

Endurance: 5 hours 18 minutes

Service ceiling: 5,300 m (17,400 ft) solo

4,500 m (14,764 ft) dual

g limits: +10.8 (ultimate)

Rate of climb: 4 m/s (790 ft/min)

Time to altitude:

1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 3 minutes 48 seconds

2,000 m (6,562 ft) in 8 minutes 24 seconds

Wing loading: 57 kg/m2 (12 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.1314 PS/kg (0.0588 hp/lb; 0.0966 kW/kg)

Fuel consumption: 11 l/km (4.7 US gal/mi; 3.9 imp gal/mi)

Oil consumption: 0.15 l/km (0.064 US gal/mi; 0.053 imp gal/mi)

Take-off run: 180 m (591 ft)

Ar 79

Credits-

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.

Wikipedia.

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