Arado Ar 68

The Arado Ar 68 was a German fighter aircraft used by the Luftwaffe in the Spanish Civil War and during the first year of World War II, taking part in the Polish Campaign and Battle of France. Entering service in 1936, this single-engine biplane was phased out in early 1941, having been completely replaced as a front line fighter by the Messerschmitt Bf 109, which was a monoplane aircraft. However, it continued in service as a trainer for a couple more years as the Ar 68F-1 version was the fastest and most maneuverable biplane of the 1930s. The best German pilots, which would later become top aces during the war, learned to fly with Ar 68 biplane. It was powered by one Junkers Jumo 210E, inverted V12 piston engine, which delivered 680 hp. It was armed with two 7.92mm MG-17 forward firing machine guns and could carry 60 kg of bombs.


Type: fighter aircraft

Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)

Length: 9.5 m (32 ft 2 in)

Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)

Maximum speed: 205 mph (330 km/h)

Rate of climb: 13 m/s

Range: 310 miles



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