Arado Ar 65

Type | A | B | C | D | E | F | G |

Engine |
1 BMW VI 7.3Z | 1 BMW VI 7.3Z | |||||

Dimensions |
Length 8.37 m, height 3.52 m, span 11.2 m, wing area 30 m2 | ||||||

Weights |
Empty 1490 kg, pilot 80 kg, fuel (200 l) and oil (17 l)175 kg, load 119 kg, flying weight 1864 kg | Empty 1510 kg, pilot 80 kg, fuel and oil 175 kg, load 165 kg, flying weight 1930 kg | Empty 1490 kg, pilot 80 kg, fuel (200 l) and oil (17 l)175 kg, load 119 kg, flying weight 1864 kg | ||||

Performance |
Max. speed at sea level 282 km/h, at 1000 m 280 km/h, at 2000 m 278 km/h, at 3000 m 274 km/h, at 4000 m 267 km/h, at 5000 m 257 km/h, at 6000 m 242 km/h, climb to 1000 m 1 min. 36 sec., to 2000 m 3 min. 24 sec., to 3000 m 5 min. 39 sec., to 4000 m 8 min. 24 sec., to 5000 m 12 min. 12 sec., to 6000 m 17 min., cruising speed at 1400 m 246 km/h, at 6500 m 230 km/h, landing speed 100 km/h, range 420 km, service ceiling 7350 m, required runway for take off 90 m | Max. speed at sea level 300 km/h, at 1000 m 299 km/h, at 2000 m 298 km/h, at 3000 m 293 km/h, at 4000 m 287 km/h, at 5000 m 281 km/h, at 6000 m 273 km/h, climb to 1000 m 1 min. 30 sec., to 2000 m 3 min. 8 sec., to 3000 m 5 min. 6 sec., to 4000 m 7 min. 27 sec., to 5000 m 10 min. 36 sec., to 6000 m 14 min. 29 sec., cruising speed at 1500 m 250 km/h, landing speed 100 km/h, range 450 km, service ceiling 7600 m, required runway for take off 90 m | Max. speed at sea level 282 km/h, at 1000 m 280 km/h, at 2000 m 278 km/h, at 3000 m 274 km/h, at 4000 m 267 km/h, at 5000 m 257 km/h, at 6000 m 242 km/h, climb to 1000 m 1 min. 36 sec., to 2000 m 3 min. 24 sec., to 3000 m 5 min. 39 sec., to 4000 m 8 min. 24 sec., to 5000 m 12 min. 12 sec., to 6000 m 17 min., cruising speed at 1400 m 246 km/h, at 6500 m 230 km/h, landing speed 100 km/h, range 420 km, service ceiling 7350 m, required runway for take off 90 m | ||||

Armament | 2 fixed MG 08/15 with 500 rpg + a vertical magazin for 6 - 10 kg bombs |

The Ar 65 was a prewar German biplane, which flew with BMW VI engine as a first prototype fighter. The engine gave a normal rating of 500hp. Two subsequent prototypes introduced a number of modifications to the basic designed the Ar 65D that joined the programme in 1932 was markedly improved both in handling and performance. Eventually the German RLM instructed the Arado Company to prepare for series production for use by the so-called Reklamefliegerabteilung.

Further minor modifications were carried out and the biplane fighter entered production at Warnemunde as the Ar 65E, which was armed with two 7.9mm MG17 machine guns mounted on the nose ahead of the cockpit. The Reklamme-Staffel, which was to be officially designated JG/132 and later JG/2 in March 1935, began to receive the Heinkel He-51. For some time both types of biplane operated alongside each other until in 1935 the Arado Ar 65 transferred to the DVS Jagdfliegerschule at Schliessheim to serve in the fighter-training role. From early in the war the Ar 65 were used by the Luftwaffe in training role at Olmutz, Prostnitz and Pilsen. During the period from 1942-43 they were used by Erganzungs-Schleppgruppen 1 and 2 to tow DFS 230 gliders for carrying troops from Kuban bridgehead in Russia.

Further minor modifications were carried out and the biplane fighter entered production at Warnemunde as the Ar 65E, which was armed with two 7.9mm MG17 machine guns mounted on the nose ahead of the cockpit. The Reklamme-Staffel, which was to be officially designated JG/132 and later JG/2 in March 1935, began to receive the Heinkel He-51. For some time both types of biplane operated alongside each other until in 1935 the Arado Ar 65 transferred to the DVS Jagdfliegerschule at Schliessheim to serve in the fighter-training role. From early in the war the Ar 65 were used by the Luftwaffe in training role at Olmutz, Prostnitz and Pilsen. During the period from 1942-43 they were used by Erganzungs-Schleppgruppen 1 and 2 to tow DFS 230 gliders for carrying troops from Kuban bridgehead in Russia.