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Arado Ar 195


Biplane Torpedo Bomber


Nazi Germany | 1937



"The Arado Ar 195 never proceeded beyond the prototype stage where just three examples were completed."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Arado Ar 195 Biplane Torpedo Bomber.
1 x BMW 132M radial piston engine developing 819 horsepower.
Propulsion
175 mph
282 kph | 152 kts
Max Speed
19,685 ft
6,000 m | 4 miles
Service Ceiling
404 miles
650 km | 351 nm
Operational Range
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Arado Ar 195 Biplane Torpedo Bomber.
2
(MANNED)
Crew
34.4 ft
10.50 m
O/A Length
41.0 ft
(12.50 m)
O/A Width
11.8 ft
(3.60 m)
O/A Height
5,247 lb
(2,380 kg)
Empty Weight
8,256 lb
(3,745 kg)
MTOW
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Arado Ar 195 Biplane Torpedo Bomber .
STANDARD:
1 x 7.92mm MG17 machine gun in fixed forwared firing position.
1 x 7.92mm MG17 machine gun in flexible rear cockpit mount.

OPTIONAL:
1 x torpedo OR bomb under fuselage
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Arado Ar 195 family line.
Ar 95 - Initial Production Model on which the Ar 195 is derived from.
Ar 195 - Prototype Series Designation of which three examples were produced.


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The Arado Ar 195 was prototype design intended for operations from Germany's first aircraft carrier known as the Graf Zeppelin. The aircraft was developed to a requirement for a carrier-based torpedo bomber, to which some three total prototypes are produced, only to have the system under perform. As such, the Ar 195's development was short-lived and passed on in favor of the Fieseler-designed Fi 167 system.

The Ar 195 was based on an earlier Arado design in the form of the Ar 95. Major differences between the two systems centered mainly on making the Ar 195 useful in carrier operations, in particular, fielding the system with a tail arrestor hook and other carrier friendly equipment. The Ar 195 featured a single BMW brand 819 horsepower radial engine at front. Wings were of a biplane design, straddling either side of the enclosed cockpit, to which a pilot and rear gunner were situated. Landing gears were fixed and a single vertical tail surface adorned the rear. Armament consisted of a single 7.92mm machine gun in a forward fixed firing position for the pilot and an additional 7.92mm machine gun in a trainable flexible rear gun mount. The aircraft's real bread and butter armament was to feature a single bomb or torpedo in an underfuselage rail mount.

Though the Ar 195 prototype was flying by 1937, the system was not a success. Similarly, the German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin made it out of port, becoming Germany's only carrier of World War 2. The system - like the Ar 195 itself - would never see combat.

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Total Production: 3 Units

Contractor(s): Arado Flugzeugwerke - Germany
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