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Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23

Nazi Germany (1943)
Picture of Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Proposal

The Arado TEW 16/43-23 saw its end when priority was given to another Arado product - the famous Ar 234 Blitz jet bomber.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Proposal.  Entry last updated on 11/9/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The single-seat, jet-powered Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 design was penciled sometime in 1943. Categorized as a fighter, the type might have been an impressive addition to the ranks of the Luftwaffe where jet-powered aircraft were beginning to take a larger priority over their piston-powered brethren. Regardless, the potential of the Ar TEW 16/43-23 was never realized for the Arado firm pressed forward with their other revolutionary single-seat, jet-powered bomber design - the Ar 234 "Blitz" (or "Lightning").

The aircraft featured a pair of underwing Heinkel He S 011 series turbojets in streamlined nacelles. The main wing assemblies were fitted about the midway point of the fuselage and were also high-mounted to allow for clearance of the engines. Each wing system sported a good deal of leading edge sweep as well as soft sweep along the trailing edge, both eventually tapering off at rounded wingtips. The empennage was made up of a single vertical tail fin to which a pair of horizontal planes were affixed. The tail surfaces also made use of sweep and capped with rounded ends. The pressurized cockpit was held well-forward in the design to which the pilot would have sat under a large two-piece canopy and behind a short nose-cone assembly. The raised fuselage spine would almost certainly have curtailed any visibility to the critical rear areas. The tricycle undercarriage was completely retractable and made up of two single-wheeled main landing gear legs recessing into the wings just inboard of each engine and a single-wheeled nose landing gear leg recessing forward into the nose cone. The nose wheel would have rotated 90 degrees to lay flat. The long streamlined fuselage was designed to house the three large internal fuel tanks necessary to feed the early generation of thirsty turbojet engines.
Armament was relatively modest and all systems were logically contained under the fuselage nose. This would have been comprised of a pair of MG 213/20 20mm cannons complimented by a single MG 151/15 15mm machine gun. Beyond that, no other forms of ordnance carrying were noted.

Performance was purely speculative and included an estimated stop speed of 572 miles per hour as well as a service ceiling of 39,370 feet. Dimensions were made up of a 34.9 foot wingspan, a 40.1 foot length and an 8.9 foot height.






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (572mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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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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Origin: Nazi Germany
Year: 1943
Type: Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Proposal
Manufacturer(s): Arado Flugzeugwerke - Germany
Production: 0
Status: Cancelled
Global Operators:
Nazi Germany
Historical Commitments / Honors:

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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
1


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
40.03 ft


Meters
12.2 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
34.78 ft


Meters
10.6 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
8.83 ft


Meters
2.69 m


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
15,432 lb


Kilograms
7,000 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x Heinkel He S 011 turbojet engines.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
572 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
920 kph


Knots
497 kts


Performance
CEILING


Feet
39,370 ft


Meters
12,000 m


Miles
7.46 mi

Supported Weapon Systems:

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Armament - Hardpoints (0):

PROPOSED:
1 x MG 151/15 15mm cannon under the nose
2 x MG 213/20 20mm cannons under the nose
Variants: Series Model Variants
• TEW 16/43-23 - Base Development Designation