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arado232

Variants Ar 232 V1 & V2 Ar 232A prototypes and research aircraft, powered by two 1,193 kW (1,600 hp) BMW 801A/B engines. Ar 232 V3 & V4 Ar 232B prototypes and research aircraft, powered by four BMW Bramo 323R-2 Fafnir engines. Ar 232A Pre-production aircraft used for operational trials, powered by two BMW801 engines, only ten built. Ar 232B The first production aircraft powered by four Bramo 323 Fafnir engines, only ten built as Ar 232B-0. Ar 232C A redesigned version using wood for outer wing sections and control surfaces. Ar 432 The planned production version of the Ar 232C, renamed. Ar 532 Planned enlarged six-engined version of the Ar 432. Ar 632 Planned enlarged six-engined version of the Ar 432. [edit]Specifications (Ar 232B) General characteristics Crew: 4 Length: 23.52 m (77 ft 2 in) Wingspan: 33.50 m (109 ft 10¾ in) Height: 5.69 m (18 ft 8 in) Wing area: 142.60 m² (1,535 ft²) Empty weight: 12,780 kg (28,175 lb) Max. takeoff weight: 21,150 kg (46,628 lb) Powerplant: 4 × BMW Bramo 323R-2 Fafnir 9-cylinder radial engine, 895 kW (1,200 hp) each Performance Maximum speed: 308 km/h at 4,000 m (191 mph at 13,123 ft) Cruise speed: 290 km/h at 2,000 m (180 mph at 6,561 ft) Range: 1,062 km (660 mi) Service ceiling: 6,900 m (22,640 ft) Armament 1 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine gun mounted in the nose 1 × 20 mm MG 151 cannon mounted in an EDL 151 dorsal turret 1-2 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine gun mounted in the rear position and 8 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 34 machine guns mounted in side windows when transporting infantry

arado232
johnbr, Apr 1, 2013