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Arado Ar Projekt II

Nightfighter / All-Weather Fighter Proposal

Arado Ar Projekt II

Nightfighter / All-Weather Fighter Proposal

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The proposed Arado Projeckt II of wartime Germany was to feature a crew of two in a pressurized cabin complete with ejection seats.
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ORIGIN: Nazi Germany
YEAR: 1945
STATUS: Cancelled
MANUFACTURER(S): Arado Flugzeugwerke - Germany
PRODUCTION: 0
OPERATORS: Nazi Germany
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Arado Ar Projekt II model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 56.76 feet (17.3 meters)
WIDTH: 49.15 feet (14.98 meters)
ENGINE: 2 x HeS 011A OR 2 x BMW 003A-1 turbojet engines.
SPEED (MAX): 466 miles-per-hour (750 kilometers-per-hour; 405 knots)




ARMAMENT



PROPOSED:
2 x MK 108 30mm cannons in upper nose section
2 x MK 108 30mm cannons in lower nose section
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Projekt II - Development Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Arado Ar Projekt II Nightfighter / All-Weather Fighter Proposal.  Entry last updated on 11/9/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Arado Ar Projekt II was a proposed jet-powered fighter of considerable size. It carried a basic classification of nightfighter / all-weather fighter and appeared in paper form towards the end of the European Campaign. The aircraft featured several cutting-edge design aspects that included swept-back wings, wing-mounted jet engines, a pressurized crew cabin (complete with side-by-side seating for two and ejection seats) and a retractable tricycle landing gear system. The main gears would recess into the tubular fuselage while the nose gear disappeared just under the cockpit seating area.

Design was traditional in the jet-fighter sense with an aerodynamic featureless fuselage. The engines were mounted under each wing just past the wing roots and would have been either 2 x HeS 011A series or 2 x BMW 003A series turbojet engines (a performance speed of 466 miles per hour was estimated). Wings were monoplanes and shoulder-mounted high up on the fuselage just aft of the cockpit. The fuselage ended in a point with tail planes also featuring swept back design and a single vertical tail surface. Armament was intended to be 4 x MK 108 series 30mm cannons with two mounted high on the nose and two mounted underneath the nose.




In all, the Arado Ar Projekt II was an ambitious undertaking that most likely would have been limited by Reich production capabilities and turbojet technology. At least on paper, the Projekt II was a promising look into the future of jet-powered air combat and nothing was spared in its design by Arado. The fact that this aircraft (and most other German jet aircraft designs of the time) never even saw prototype construction was a benefit to the Allies and then some.




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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 500mph
Lo: 250mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (466mph).

    Graph average of 375 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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