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Arado W 2

Manufacturer: Arado
First flight: 1928
Primary user: Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule
Number built: 2

The Arado W 2 was a two-seat twin-engine seaplane trainer developed for the DVS in 1928. It was a cantilever monoplane with a fabric-covered steel tube fuselage that accommodated the pilot and instructor in tandem open cockpits. The undercarriage consisted of two pontoons carried on steel struts.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: two, pilot and instructor
Length: 12.55 m (41 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 17.40 m (57 ft 11 in)
Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 53.7 m (578 ft)
Empty weight: 1,680 kg (3,700 lb)
Gross weight: 1,995 kg (4,398 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Siemens-Halske Sh 12, 84 kW (112 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph)
Service ceiling: 2,060 m (6,759 ft)
Rate of climb: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 73.
World Aircraft Information Files. Brightstar Publishing, London. File 889 Sheet 73
German Aircraft between 1919 - 1945

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