Arado Ar-240

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    Heres a plane that Ive recently been reading up on; the Arado Ar-240.

    From its statistics it seems like it was probably a damned good plane, but if so, why havent I heard much of it in the past? Did it even see much, if any service? I would think so because it was built in A, B and C varients. Any more information on this would be greatly appreciated.

    So you can see what Im on about, here are some stats I found on www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org and a picture.

     

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    Did you bung that lot into the database? I'm trying to beef that up a bit. When we are able to mod the stats ourselves and add the relevant pictures from the albums you'll see a few things happening there!
     
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    never really thought about putting planes into the database, might have a go sometime..........
     
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    I just added that lot...

    Now I want some more info on the Arado!
     
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    well if you want my opinion i don't think it'd be capable of those stats..........
     
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    Me neither but it was...its pig ugly too but it seems like its a good plane.
     
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    i really don't think it could..........
     
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    The Ar-240 was to be the replacement for the Me-110 however it was not a very stable aircraft and the design as you said was ugly was also not very good although it did have good performance as you also stated.

     
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    Thanks 8) So it was unstable...shame. Those performance stats are enough to shame an awful lot f planes.
     
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    As was said in the post the C models were used as recon over England because it was the only recon aircraft fast eneogh to fly up there and come back. But as far as I know they were still unarmed.
     
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    yes but CC many planes put the 240's stability to shame as well :lol:
     
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    Like my post said it was not a very stable plane.
     
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    no matter what the stats say about a plane, if she aint stable she's useless.........
     
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    not completely true, she was a descent recon aircraft, she was just useless in her original intent.
     
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    Blohm und Voss obviously didnt abide by that rule :lol:
     
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    Very true they had some very unique unstable designs.
     
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    which is why they made some of the most widely used and massed produced planes of the war :rolleyes:
     
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    "The Ar-240. A seemingly good plane, but why isnt it more well known?"



    Too many problems, too much development time.


    Also, Arado made good planes, but as far as I know, they weren't held that high in Nazi hierarchy, like Heinkel.
     
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    well their most well known planes hed to be the 196 and the blitz.........
     
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    Yeah. The 232 wasnt bad either...
     
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