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Ar 76
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Arado
Designed by Walter Blume
First flight 1934
Introduced 1936
Primary user Luftwaffe

The Arado Ar 76 was a German aircraft of the 1930s, designed as a light fighter with a secondary role as an advanced trainer in mind. It was Arado's response to a requirement by the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) for such an aircraft, and in 1935 was evaluated against the Heinkel He 74, Focke-Wulf Fw 56, and the Henschel Hs 121 and Hs 125. Although the Fw 56 was selected for the main production contract, the RLM was sufficiently impressed by the Ar 76 to order a small number of these as well. The Ar 76 was a parasol-wing monoplane with fixed, tailwheel undercarriage. The wings were fabric over wood, and the fuselage was fabric over steel tube.

Variants

Ar 76a
First prototype.
Ar 76 V2
Second prototype.
Ar 76 V3
Third prototype.
Ar 76A
Single-seat advanced trainer, lightweight fighter aircraft. Built in small numbers.

Operators

Specifications (Ar 76A-1)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 7.20 m (23 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 13.4 m² (144 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 750 kg (1,840 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,070 kg (2,360 lb)
  • Powerplant:Argus As 10C, 179 kW (240 hp)

Performance

Armament

  • Guns: 2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 machine guns with 250 rpg
  • Bombs: 2 × 10 kg (22 lb) bombs

See also

Related lists

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 71.  
  • World Aircraft Information Files. Brightstar Aerospace Publishing, London. File 889 Sheet 69.
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