Arado Ar 440
1942
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Arado Ar 440

Development of the Ar 240, abandoned on favour of the Do 335. Four built.

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Francis Maigné, fran.maigne=infonie.fr, 21.12.2009

Ar 440
Bimoteur polyvalent, biplace en tandem sous verrière, dos à dos, monoplan aile mi-basse, bidérive, empennage horizontal classique cantilever, train d'atterrissage, à diabolos, et roulette de queue escamotables. Construction métallique. 2 moteurs de 12 cylindres en V inversés Daimler Benz DB 603G de 2 x 1900 cv, (3800 cv), série prévue avec 2 moteurs de 12 cylindres en V inversés DB
627A de 2 x 2000 cv, (4000 cv), hélices tripales métalliques à pas variable, E: 14,33 m, L: 12,80 m, H: 3,95 m, Sa: 31, 30 m², Pv: 6200 Kg, Ptc: 9450 Kg, C/a: 301,916 Kg/m² , P/p: 4,021Kg/cv, Vm: 620 Kmh à 6000 m, Vc: 555 Kmh à 6000 m, Vasc.: 6000 m en 11 mn, Pl: 10500 m, Ra: 2000 Km, 2 mt MG 17 de 7,92 m/m dans l'emplanture de l'aile et 2 barbettes FA 13, dorsale et ventrale avec chacune 2 Mg 81 de 7,92 m/m. 1942,
Production totale : 4 exemplaires.

Evan Davies, epdavies=ntlworld.co.uk, 22.11.2008

I don't believe that this image is actually of the Ar 440 but of the Ar 240 v1. This aircraft had very unsatisfactory handling characteristics and was re-designed with a longer fuselage and the cockpit further forward (see your image of the Ar 240). Surely, the '440' resembled late series '240's', if anything with a still longer fuselage...

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