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Arado Ar.81

ar81

1934

A two seat biplane dive bomber which competed with the early Ju 87. Three were built, all with different tail configurations; the V3 was considered satisfactory.
The pilot was under a canopy and  observer/machine gunner was behind. Construction was and entirely metal fuselage, the aerofoil with a mixed structure with partial coating in fabric.

The prototypes were not followed by series production.

Ar 81 V1
Engine: Jumo Junkers 210 C, 700 hp
Propeller: three-blade
Wingspa:: 11,65 m
Length: 11,25 m
Height: 3,57m
Wingarea: 37,60 sq.m
Empty weight: 1925 kg
MTOW: 3070 kg
Wing loading: 82 Kg/sq.m
Power loading: 4,385 Kg/hp
Max speed: 345 Kmh
Armament: 2 MG 17, 1 MG 15 7,92 mm, plus 500 kg bombs

 

 


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