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.
The Technical Office of Germany demanded 1938 a modern naval trainer aircraft. The Arado Ar 199 was the design for flight training complete seaplane crews. The machine resembled an Arado Ar 196, however, was based on the Arado Ar 79 and Ar 96, but all-metal and catapults capable. The Ar 199 owned two all-metal floats that ended in a flat stage. Behind was a keel, which was equipped with water rowing. It was powered by an Argus As 410C. To achieve good flight characteristics the Ar 199 had rigid slats and large rudders. The first 4 prototypes possessed a VDM-adjusting air screw, the last and the series, however, an Argus "Verstellluftschraube".
31 Arado 199 were built, 5 prototypes and 26 series machines.
|| 3-seat seaplane trainer
|| 1 Argus As 410C, 2-bladed variable-pitch propeller
|| Length 10,57 m, height 4,36 m, span 12,7 m, wing area 30,4 m2
|| Empty 1675 kg, loaded , max. take off weight 2075 kg
|| Max. speed 260 km/h at 3000 m, cruising speed 212 km/h, range 740 km, service ceiling 6500 m, rate of climb 4,5 m/sec., time to 3000 m 11 min.