Within the pages of this book the reader will find the first comprehensive history of Arado, including many previously unpublished details about this little-known aviation company.

Author: Jörg Armin Kranzhoff

Publisher: Schiffer Military History


Category: History

Page: 174

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The Arado Flugzeugwerke devoted twenty years to making aviation history in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Within the pages of this book the reader will find the first comprehensive history of Arado, including many previously unpublished details about this little-known aviation company.

Arado Ar 234 Bomber and Reconnaissance Units

... Die Ritterkreuzträgerder Kampfflieger, Band2, Luftfahrtverlag Start, 2011 Koos, Volker, Arado Flugzeugwerke 1925–1945, HEELVerlag, 2007 Kranzhoff, Jörg Armin, AradoHistory of an Aircraft Company, Schiffer Publishing, 1997 Ruud, ...

Author: Robert Forsyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472844378

Category: History

Page: 96

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When the revolutionary twin jet-powered Arado Ar 234 first appeared in the skies over north-west Europe in the summer of 1944, it represented the state-of-the-art in terms of aeronautical and technical development. The Ar 234 was a formidable aircraft – powered by Jumo 004Bs, the same engine used by the Me 262, and with a maximum speed of 735 km/h and range of 1600 km/h, it was very difficult for the Allies to 'catch'. Here was a machine that with its superior speed could operate with impunity as both a bomber and in the reconnaissancerole. As such, the aircraft became the world's first reconnaissance jet, undertaking secret, high-speed, high-altitude observation missions for the German High Command over the Allied beachheads in Normandy and other Allied strongholds. Astonishingly, in September 1944 and as late as 1945, lone Ar 234s conducted reconnaissance flights over British ports and theMediterranean. The aircraft was equally efficient as a jet bomber – although the Ar 234B-2 bomber variant carried no defensive gun armament, it was able to deliver 1000 kg of bombs at high-speed and at either low- or high-level with considerable and devastating accuracy. This highly detailed title from renowned aviation historian Robert Forsyth explores the history of this incredible aircraft, from its development in the early 1940s to its deployment in both reconnaissance and bomber roles throughout the rest of the war. The masterful text is supported by stunning, specially commissioned artwork.

Roskam s Airplane War Stories

Conner , M .; Hans von Ohain , Elegance in Flight ; AIAA , Reston , VA , 2001 . 65. Kranzhoff , J.A .; Arado , History of an Aircraft Company ; Schiffer Publishing Ltd .; Atgen , PA , USA , 1997 . 66. Cubitt , D. and Ellis , K .; Vulcan ...

Author: Jan Roskam

Publisher: DARcorporation

ISBN: 9781884885570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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American Raiders

Arado: History of an Aircraft Company. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1997. Lasby, Clarence G. Project Paperclip: German Scientists and the Cold War. New York, NY: Atheneum, 1971. Mason, Frank, and Michael Turner.

Author: Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1628467312

Category: History

Page: 516

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At the close of World War II, Allied forces faced frightening new German secret weapons--buzz bombs, V-2's, and the first jet fighters. When Hitler's war machine began to collapse, the race was on to snatch these secrets before the Soviet Red Army found them. The last battle of World War II, then, was not for military victory but for the technology of the Third Reich. In American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel assembles from official Air Force records and survivors' interviews the largely untold stories of the disarmament of the once mighty Luftwaffe and of Operation Lusty--the hunt for Nazi technologies. In April 1945 American armies were on the brink of winning their greatest military victory, yet America's technological backwardness was shocking when measured against that of the retreating enemy. Senior officers, including the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, knew all too well the seemingly overwhelming victory was less than it appeared. There was just too much luck involved in its outcome. Two intrepid American Army Air Forces colonels set out to regain America's technological edge. One, Harold E. Watson, went after the German jets; the other, Donald L. Putt, went after the Nazis' intellectual capital--their world-class scientists. With the help of German and American pilots, Watson brought the jets to America; Putt persevered as well and succeeded in bringing the German scientists to the Army Air Forces' aircraft test and evaluation center at Wright Field. A young P-38 fighter pilot, Lloyd Wenzel, a Texan of German descent, then turned these enemy aliens into productive American citizens--men who built the rockets that took America to the moon, conquered the sound barrier, and laid the foundation for America's civil and military aviation of the future. American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets details the contest won, a triumph that shaped America's victories in the Cold War.

Arado Flugzeugwerke

ADL Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Luftfahrthistorik = Working group for German aviation history AG Aktiengesellschaft = Joint-stock company AFW Arado-Flugzeugwerke = Arado aircraft factory Akaflieg Akademische Fliegergruppe = Academic ...

Author: Volker Koos

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: History

Page: 192

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Founded in Warnemünde in 1925, Arado Flugzeugwerke developed civilian and military prototypes for the clandestine armament programme of the Reichswehr. From 1933 when licensed production of military aircraft commenced, the factory also built a number of their own designs. Best known are the training planes Ar 66 and Ar 96, the catapult floatplane Ar 196, and the record-breaking sport aircraft Ar 79. With the two- or four-engine Ar 234, the world’s first operational jet bomber was built. At the end of the war, Arado initiated the project of the first supersonic experimental aircraft. Arado Flugzeugwerke: Aircraft and Development charts the development of all Arado aircraft between 1925 and 1945, as well as the development and capabilities of the factory. It also gives an overview of the licensed-productions and other projects. The information in this book is based on original documentation, unpublished photographs and will rectify some of the speculation and fantasy that has been published about Arado Flugzeugwerke.

Arming the Luftwaffe

The German Aviation Industry in World War II Daniel Uziel ... Jörg Armin Kranzhoff, Arado: History ofan Aircraft Company (Atglen: Schiffer, 1997), p. 101; NARA, T177/39/ 3729838, Arado Flugzeuge GmbH: Geschäftsjahr 1938. 14.

Author: Daniel Uziel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488794

Category: History

Page: 312

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During World War II, aviation was among the largest industrial branches of the Third Reich. About 40 percent of total German war production, and two million people, were involved in the manufacture of aircraft and air force equipment. Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political, scientific and social aspects of Germany’s wartime aviation industry: production, research and development, Allied attacks, foreign workers and slave labor, and daily life and working conditions in the factories. Testimony from Holocaust survivors who worked in the factories provides a compelling new perspective on the history of the Third Reich.

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe Vol 1 Jet Fighters 1939 1945

... file notes, cables and teleprint messages produced, sent and received by the German aircraft manufacturers, ... Jörg Armin AradoHistory of an Aircraft Company, Schiffer, Atglen, 1997 Lippisch, Alexander Ein Dreieck Fliegt, ...

Author: Dan Sharp

Publisher: Tempest

ISBN: 1911658808

Category: History

Page: 336

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Germany’s air ministry was quick to grasp the potential of the jet engine as early as 1938 and by 1939 several German aircraft manufacturers were already working on fighter designs that would utilize this new form of propulsion. Rocket engines too were seen as the way of the future and companies were commissioned to design fighters around them. As the Second World War began, the urgent need to bring these advanced new types into production saw a host of innovative aircraft designs being produced which would eventually result in Messerschmitt’s Me 262 jet fighter and the Me 163 rocket-propelled interceptor. And as the war progressed, efforts were increasingly made to find better ways of utilizing jet, rocket and latterly ramjet engines in fighter aircraft. Aviation companies from across Germany set their finest minds to the task and produced some of the most radical aircraft designs the world had ever seen. They proposed rotating wing ramjet fighters, arrowhead-shaped rammers, rocket-firing bat-winged gun platforms, sleek speed machines, tailless flying wings, tiny mini fighters and a host of others ranging from deadly looking advanced fighters to downright dangerous vertical launch interceptors. Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe Volume 1: Jet Fighters 1939-1945 by Dan Sharp, based on original research using German wartime documents, offers the most complete and authoritative account yet of these fascinating designs through previously unseen photographs, illustrations and period documentation from archives around the world.

Aviation Law Cases Laws and Related Sources

D. Bedwell & Wegg, Silverbird: The American Airlines Story (1999) E.C. Barry, Milestones of the First Century of Flight ... Aviation Policy Under the Air Commerce Act 1926–1938 (1975) J. Kranzhof, Arado: History of an Aircraft Company ...

Author: Paul B. Larsen

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004168109

Category: Law

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Written in the context of the post-9/11 legal climate, this text introduces all the major areas of aviation, covering such topics as the international air law regime, crimes involving aircraft, international air carriage, litigation management, and governmental immunity from liability.

Arado Ar 196 Units in Combat

A professional editor, translator and writer, and also a lifelong aviation enthusiast, Peter de Jong has worked on numerous modern history and aviation history books and magazines. For Osprey, he co-authored Aircraft of the Aces 112 ...

Author: Peter de Jong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472844998

Category: History

Page: 96

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Beating its biplane rivals in a 1936 Reich Air Ministry design competition, the Arado Ar 196 provided the Kriegsmarine with possibly the best shipborne reconnaissance seaplane of World War II. Replacing the Heinkel He 60 biplane as the standard catapult-launched floatplane embarked on the Kriegsmarine's capital ships, the Ar 196 flew an assortment of combat missions during World War II, including coastal patrol, submarine hunting, light bombing, general reconnaissance and convoy escort sorties. The first vessel to take its Ar 196A-1s to sea was the pocket battleship Graf Spee, which embarked two in the autumn of 1939. The battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz could carry six Arados each, the battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst four and smaller pocket battleships and cruisers two. Shore-based aircraft were also operated from coastal ports on the Channel, Baltic, North Sea and Bay of Biscay coasts, as well as in the Balkans and Mediterranean. In this title, supported by an excellent selection of photographs and full-colour illustrations, Peter de Jong explores the history of the Arado Ar 196, detailing their development and assessing the combat capabilities of one of the last fighting seaplanes.

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1998

1997 ed . Warrendale , PA : KRANZHOFF , Jorg Armin , 629.133 New York , NY , : Covent Garden Books , Includes bibliographical references . Society of Automotive Engineers , 1997. v , Arado : history of an aircraft company ! c1997 .

Author: R R Bowker Publishing


ISBN: 9780835240871



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