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Arado Ar.197

ar197


A 1937 single-engined biplane fighter development of the Ar 68 intended for use on aircraft carriers. The Ar 197 was fitted with fixed landing gear and fittings of catapult-launch.


The first prototype had a DB 600 engine, the two others had a BMW 132 radial. There was no production.

Ar 197 V1
Engine: 1 x Daimler Benz dB 600A, 900 hp
Propeller: metal three-blade variable pitch
Wing span: 11,00 m
Length: 9,20 m
Height: 3,60 m
Wing area: 27,75 m²
Empty weight: 1840 kg
MTOW: 2475 kg
Max speed: 400 Kmh at 2500 m
Ceiling: 8000 m
Range: 695 km
Armament: 2 MG 17 7,92 mm, 2 guns MG 20 mm, 4 x of 50 kg bombs

Ar 197 V2
Engine: 1 x BMW 132J, 815 hp

Ar 197 V3
Engine: 1 x BMW 132, 880 hp

 

 


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