The Arado Ar E.560 was designed as a fast, medium-range tactical bomber, and encompassed several different designs, mainly differing in engine number and type. Since the design work was submitted in the closing days of WWII, only a few incomplete documents have survived. For the most part, the Arado Ar E.560 had swept-back wings, standard tailplanes and vertical fin and all versions had a tricycle undercarriage. All versions also featured a pressurized cockpit located in the fuselage nose for a crew of two. Additional equipment included two one-man life rafts, automatic course correction and control, and a variety of radio equipment. Some designs also had remote controlled armament, please see below for the individual Ar E.560 variant information.
Above: Three view drawing from Reichdreams Dossier #17, Arado Jet Bombers, by J, Miranda & P. Mercado
Below: color images from Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe Band II: Strategische Bomber 1935-1945

Arado E.560/2
Span Length Wing Area Flying Weight Engines Bomb Load Max. Speed Range
18 m 
59' 1"
19.1 m 
62' 8"
49 m² 
527.4 ft²
18,800 kg 
41446 lbs
2 x BMW 803 
double radial w/ 
4000 H.P. each
2500 kg 
5512 lbs
890 km/h 
553 mph
2500 km 
1554 miles
 
 
 
Arado E.560/4
Span Length Wing Area Flying Weight Engines Bomb Load Max. Speed Range
24 m 
78' 9"
22.3 m 
73' 2"
57 m² 
614 ft²
38200 kg 
84216 lbs
4 x BMW 003E 
turbojets w/ 
1200 kg (2646 lbs) 
thrust each 
 
3000 kg 
6614 lbs
950 km/h 
590 mph
2100 km 
1305 miles
Armament:  Two fixed forward firing MK103 30mm cannon beneath the cockpit, two fixed 
rear firing guns and a tail gun, remote controlled from the cockpit via a periscope
 
 
 
Arado E.560/7
Span Length Height Wing Area Engines Bomb Load Max. Speed Range
19.1 m 
62' 8"
16.8 m 
55' 1"
3.95 m 
13'
75 m² 
807 ft²
2 x BMW 028 
turboprops w/ 
6200 H.P. each 
 
4000 kg 
8818 lbs
920 km/h 
572 mph
3400 km 
2113 miles
 
 
 
Arado E.560/8
Span Length Height Wing Area Engines Bomb Load
23.2 m 
76' 1"
18 m 
59' 1"
3.25 m 
10' 8"
46.6 m² 
502 ft²
6 x BMW 003 
turbojets w/ 
900 kg (1984 lbs) 
thrust each
3000 kg 
6614 lbs
 
 
 
Arado E.560/11
Span Length Height Flying Weight Engines Bomb Load
24 m 
78' 9"
19.1 m 
62' 8"
5.1 m 
16' 1"
28600 kg 
63052 lbs
4 x BMW 018 
turbojets w/ 
2300 kg (5071 lbs) 
thrust each
4000 kg 
8818 lbs
Armament: Two fixed forward firing MG 151 20 mm cannon in the fuselage nose (200 rounds), 
two fixed rear firing MG 151 20 mm cannon in the aft fuselage (200 rounds) and one 
MG 151 20 mm tail cannon (400 rounds), remote-controlled via a periscope in the cockpit
 
 


 
 

     One of the few surviving documents
     detailing the Arado Ar E.560 design
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