Specifications – Arado Ar68 (E-1)

Crew: 1

Length: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)
Empty weight: 1,600 kg (3,527 lb)
(Ar 68F-1 1,520 kg (3,351 lb))
Gross weight: 2,020 kg (4,453 lb)
(Ar 68F-1 1,950 kg (4,299 lb))

Powerplant:

1 × Junkers Jumo 210Ea inverted V-12
liquid-cooled piston engine
507 kW (680 hp) at sea level for 5 minutes
500 kW (671 hp)) at 3,800 m (12,467 ft)
(Ar 68a 1 x 478 kW (641 hp)) BMW VId V-12.)
(Ar 68b 1 x 455 kW (610 hp)) Jumo 210A inverted V-12.)
(Ar 68c 1 x 455 kW (610 hp)) Jumo 210A inverted V-12.)
(Ar 68d 1 x 478 kW (641 hp)) BMW VId V-12.)
(Ar 68e 1 x 507 kW (680 hp)) Jumo 210Da inverted V-12.)
(Ar 68F-1 1 x BMW VI 7.3Z 559 kW (750 hp)) at sea level for 1 minute
410 kW (550 hp)) at 1,000 m (3,281 ft).)
(Ar 68H 1 x 634 kW (850 hp)) BMW 132Da 9-cyl. radial.)

Propellers: 2-bladed wooden fixed pitch propeller

Performance:

Maximum speed: 306 km/h; 165 kn (190 mph) at sea level (Ar 68F-1 330 km/h (205 mph))
335 km/h (208 mph) at 2,650 m (8,694 ft) (Ar 68F-1 321 km/h (199 mph))
325 km/h (202 mph) at 4,000 m (13,123 ft) (Ar 68F-1 310 km/h (193 mph))
294.5 km/h (183 mph) at 6,000 m (19,685 ft) (Ar 68F-1 290 km/h (180 mph))
Range: 499 km; 269 nmi (310 mi)
Service ceiling: 8,100 m (26,575 ft)
(Ar 68F-1 7,400 m (24,278 ft))
Rate of climb: 12.6 m/s (2,480 ft/min)
(Ar 68F-1 11.2 m/s (2,205 ft/min))
Time to altitude: 6,000 m (19,685 ft) in 10 minutes
(Ar 68F-1 1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 1.35 minutes
5,000 m (16,404 ft) in 10.2 minutes)

Armament:

2 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 machine guns with 500 r.p.g. (rounds per gun)
Up to 6 10 kg (22 lb) SC 10 fragmentation bombs

Ar68F

Arado Ar68F

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