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Arado 232

Post by Sauron » 09 Apr 2005 20:31

The Arado 232 was a transport plane used by the Luftwaffe, but, how many of these planes were build, and which units equipped? Was better or worst than the Ju 52, the most used transport plane?

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Post by the Rocketman » 09 Apr 2005 20:41

Hello,

Of the two engine Arado 232A there where only three the V-1 V-2 and the V3

And eight four engine type Arado 232B-0

So a total of 11 information out of the book The war planes of the third reich by William Green

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Post by Patrice » 09 Apr 2005 22:25

Hello.
Some A and B Arado 232 were used by the KG 200.
A picture from the book "Geheimgescwader KG200" Motorbuch Verlag 1980.
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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 12 Apr 2005 09:25

according to Tony Wood and Bill Gusnton "Hitler's Luftwaffe", 22 Ar-232 were produced, being 20 of those Ar-232B. I dunno the units, but it seems that the AR232V2 was used by the ErgänzungsTransport Gruppe until the end of 1944, according to that source. I think that it was a pretty influential desing, that it has heavily influenced the moderns designs of that kind of planes

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Post by Sauron » 12 Apr 2005 16:09

How was it loaded? Had it a rear loading ramp (as the Ju 352's "Trapoklappe")?

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Post by Alter Mann » 13 Apr 2005 16:01

Nice looking aircraft, and it allows me to ask a question about visibility for the pilots. Several German designs had what I would consider 'all glass' noses. I would suspect that this gave a significant increase in field of vision for the pilots. Is this true? Regardless, it must have had some drawbacks because not all aircraft use this design. Naturally, it would not be a very practical design for a single-engine fighter, but can anyone tell me what the drawbacks might have been for multi-engine planes?

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Re: Arado Ar 232

Post by Cantankerous » 18 May 2022 16:25

Sauron wrote:
12 Apr 2005 16:09
How was it loaded? Had it a rear loading ramp (as the Ju 352's "Trapoklappe")?
I know that this thread is nearly 20 years old and it may therefore be tempting not to post on this thread, but to answer this question, the Arado Ar 232 had hydraulically powered clamshell-doors on the rear of the bay with a ramp to allow military vehicles to be loaded into the aircraft.

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https://www.skytamer.com/Arado_Ar.232B.html

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