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Ar 199
Role Trainer prototype
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1939[1]
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 2

The Arado Ar 199 was a floatplane aircraft built by Arado Flugzeugwerke. It was a low-wing monoplane, designed in 1938 to be launched from a catapult and operated over water. The enclosed cockpit had two side-by-side seats for instructor and student, and a third rear seat for a trainee navigator or radio operator. Two prototypes were built, but the Luftwaffe's requirements changed and no production aircraft were built. The two prototypes, D-IFRB and D-ISBC did serve as trainers[1] and were used for air-sea rescue operations from Northern Norway.[2]


Data from Smith and Kay 1972, p.34.[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 10.57 m (34 ft 8.125 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.7 m (41 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 4.36 m (14 ft 4.25 in)
  • Wing area: 30.4 m² (327.1 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,675 kg (3,693 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,075 kg (4,575 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 410C, 336 kW (450 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (161 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 212 km/h (132 mph)
  • Range: 740 km (460 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,320 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (895 ft/min)


  1. ^ a b c Smith, 1972. p. 34.
  2. ^ Tilford Jr., Earl (1977). "SEENOTDIENST: Early Development of Air-Sea Rescue". Air University Review (United States Air Force) (January - February 1977).  


  • Smith, J R; Kay, Antony L. (1972). German Aircraft of the Second World War. London: Putnam. ISBN 85177 836 4.  


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