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Arado Ar 195


Biplane Torpedo Bomber (1937)


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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/15/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
1937

Origin
Nazi Germany national flag graphic
Nazi Germany

Crew
2

Production
3
UNITS


Arado Flugzeugwerke - Germany
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.


Length
34.4 ft
(10.50 m)
Width/Span
41.0 ft
(12.50 m)
Height
11.8 ft
(3.60 m)
Empty Wgt
5,247 lb
(2,380 kg)
MTOW
8,256 lb
(3,745 kg)
Wgt Diff
+3,009 lb
(+1,365 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Arado Ar 195 production variant)
Installed: 1 x BMW 132M radial piston engine developing 819 horsepower.
Max Speed
175 mph
(282 kph | 152 kts)
Ceiling
19,685 ft
(6,000 m | 4 mi)
Range
404 mi
(650 km | 1,204 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Arado Ar 195 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
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


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft medium machine gun
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition
Graphical image of an aircraft aerial torpedo


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 1


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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