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Arado Ar 233

Manufacturer: Arado
Status: Cancelled
Number built: None

The Arado Ar 233 was a 1940s German design for a civil twin-engined amphibian flying boat developed by Dewoitine in France under the control of Arado Flugzeugwerke.

Design and development

The Ar 233 was a twin-engined flying-boat with room for ten passengers, it would have been powered by either two BMW 323 or BMW 801 engines. A retractable tricycle landing gear would allow amphibious operation. A mock-up was completed by Dewoitine in German-occupied France but the project was abandoned due to the Liberation of France in 1944.

Specifications (proposed)

Data from Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II

General characteristics

Capacity: 10 passengers
Powerplant: 2 x BMW 323 or BMW 801 piston engines, not known kW (not known hp) each

Performance

Cruising speed: 304 km/h (190 mph)
Range: 1200 km (750 miles)

Bibliography

Bridgman, Leonard (1988). Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New York: Crescent Books. ISBN 0-517-67964-7.

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