Arado Ar 234 "Blitz"

Ar 234 B

Ar 234 on runners

Ar 234B in the factory in Manching Bavaria

Ar 234B test

The bottom photo shows a Ar 234C that was a test plane with 4 engines.

 

Type

 Reconnaissance and bomber

Armament

Ar 234 - None
Ar 234B - 2 x 20mm MG 151 cannons
1500kg External bomb load

Engine

Ar 234 - 2 x 1852lb Junkers Jumo 109-004A turbojet engines
Ar 234B - 2 x 1984lb Junkers Jumo 109-004B-1/2/3 Orkan turbojet engines
Ar 234C - 4 x 1764lb BMW 109-003A-1 turbojet engines

Weight

Empty 5.200kg - Max take-off 9.410kg

Crew

1

Speed

742km/h

Year of construction

1943-1945

Quantity

Ar 234 - 18
Ar 234B-0 - 20
Ar 234 B-1 - 210
Ar 234C - 14

User

Germany

Manufacturer

Arado Flugzeugwerke GmhB