War Thunder Ar 196

© 2009—2021 by Gaijin Network Ltd. Gaijin and War Thunder are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Gaijin Network Ltd. Or its licensors, all other logos are. The final model in the serial production was the Ar 196 A-5 powered by the BMW 132 W engine and equipped with FuG 16, FuG 25 and later FuG 141 radio stations. To provide better defence of the tail hemisphere, a single MG 15 machine gun on a flexible mount was replaced by twin 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun with 2000 rounds. The Ar 234 C-3 is a great jet bomber. With its 3,500 m spawn altitude, nice acceleration, energy retention and dive speed, you can easily become bait and set up enemies to be downed by your allies. To do so, climb to 4,000 m, en route to the enemy location, drop your bombs to lighten your load.

War Thunder is a vehicular combat multiplayer video game developed and published by Gaijin Entertainment.Announced in 2011, it was first released in November 2012 as an open beta with a worldwide release in January 2013; it had its official release on 21 December 2016. It has a cross-platform format for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Shield Android TV. © 2009—2021 by Gaijin Network Ltd. Gaijin and War Thunder are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Gaijin Network Ltd. Or its licensors, all other logos are.

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ARADO AR 196 A-3



The Arado Ar 196 was the main embarked recognisance seaplane used by the Kriegsmarine during Second World War. Single engine with low wing monoplane had in the cockpit a two crew members seated in tandem: pilot and observatory – gunner. For its period, the Arado Ar 196 was an advanced modern aircraft. The radial 9 cylinders BMW 132 engine was capable to arrogate 960 HP. The airframe structure of the Arado was optimized for the embarked purposes on main Germans vessels and cruisers. It can be catapulted directly from the vessel and with its fuselage-wing hinges backwards folding wings system, it can be better stowed on board. The fame for the Arado Ar 196 if for being an embarked recognisance (the battle cruisers Scharnhost and Gneisenau had three of them on board while the more famous ship of the Kriegsmarine, the Bismark, had four Arado Ar 196) was used also in the role of cost shore reconnisance.

Type: Bombers and reconnaissance aircrafts
Period: Second World War
Country: Germany
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 22,9 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm



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Hellblau RLM 65
F.S. 35352

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The German Ar 196 A-3 hydroplane, one of the best naval scouts in history, nicknamed 'the eyes of the Kriegsmarine'! The Ar 196 A-3 has every chance of becoming the new “king of the sandpit”: it is armed with a pair of 20mm MG FF cannons and an MG 17 rifle caliber machine gun, it can also carry 2x50 kg bombs under its wings.

The Ar 196 A-3 also has a defensive turret with a 7.92mm machine gun, which is quite good in the initial ranks. And of course, just like the other hydroplanes in the game, the Ar 196 A-3 is able to capture control points in naval battles.

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We are especially pleased to announce that this fancy plane was created for you by your fellow players. Vitaly 'NovA29R' Vostokov worked on the aircraft model, and Daniil 'Joy_Division__' Zaitsev created the Ar 196 A-3 cockpit.

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