Ar 199
Arado Ar 199 model 1.jpg
Model of an Ar 199
Role Trainer
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1939[1]
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 31[2][3]

The Arado Ar 199 was a floatplane aircraft, built by Arado Flugzeugwerke. It was a low-wing monoplane, designed in 1938 to be launched from a catapult and operated over water. The enclosed cockpit had two side-by-side seats for instructor and student, and a third, rear seat, for a trainee-navigator or radio operator.

Two of the 5 prototypes, D-IFRB and D-ISBC did serve as trainers[1] and were used for air-sea rescue operations from Northern Norway.[4]

Specifications(Ar 199)

Data from Aircraft of the Third Reich Vol.1[5]

General characteristics



  1. ^ a b Smith, 1972. p. 34.
  2. ^ Jörg Armin Kranzhoff: Arado – Geschichte eines Flugzeugwerks. Aviatic Verlag, Oberhaching (Germany) 1995, ISBN 3-925505-27-X.
  3. ^ Jörg Armin Kranzhoff: Arado 96 Varianten. In: Flugzeug Profile. 43, UNITEC Medienvertrieb Stengelheim (Germany)
  4. ^ Tilford Jr., Earl (1977). "SEENOTDIENST: Early Development of Air-Sea Rescue". Air University Review. United States Air Force (January - February 1977). Archived from the original on 2017-01-13.
  5. ^ Green, William (2010). Aircraft of the Third Reich. Vol. 1 (1st ed.). London: Aerospace Publishing Limited. pp. 56–57. ISBN 978 1 900732 06 2.