Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Ar 196A - Initial Production Variant Designation
Ar 196A-1 - Shipboard Variant; 20 examples produced; fitted with 2 x wing-mounted 7.92mm machine guns.
Ar 196A-2 - Coastal Variant; 2 x 20mm wing-mounted cannon; 391 examples produced.
Ar 196A-3 - "Strengthened" Coastal Variant; featured variable pitch propeller system.
Ar 196A-4 - "Strengthened" Shipboard Variant; based on the Ar 196A-3 models; 24 examples produced.
Ar 196A-5 - Improved radio system; 2 x 7.92mm machine gun array for radio operator instead of single machine gun; 69 examples produced.