Ar 69
Role Trainer
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Arado
First flight 1933
Number built 3

The Arado Ar 69 was a two-seat German beginner's school and sport biplane with an open cockpit, developed in 1933 by Arado Flugzeugwerke.

Design & development

Three prototypes were built, the Ar 69 V1 and Ar 69 V2 were powered by 78 kW (105 hp) Hirth HM 504A engines and the V3 was powered by a BMW Bramo Sh.14a radial engine. Featuring swept wings constructed from wood, and a welded steel tube fuselage, the V1 and V2 represented the planned Ar 69A production aircraft, and the V3 would have evolved into the Ar69B production model.[1] No production aircraft were built, due to the success of the rival Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz.

Specifications (Ar 69 V3)

Data from ,[2] Flugzeug-Typenbuch 1941[3]

General characteristics



  1. ^ "Arado Ar 69". Wehrmacht-History. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ Green, William (2010). Aircraft of the Third Reich (1st ed.). London: Aerospace Publishing Limited. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-900732-06-2.
  3. ^ Schneider, Helmut (1941). Flugzeug-Typenbuch 1941 (PDF) (in German) (1941 ed.). Leipzig: Herm. Beyer Verlag. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-08. Retrieved 2018-12-20.