Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19

          In August 1943, the Arado design department finished a study on the further development of a fast two-seat jet powered aircraft. Their Ar 234 had just made its first flight a couple of months earlier, and the Arado designers wanted to come up with a new design  for a  multirole aircraft. The TEW 16/43-19 was a mid-wing monoplane, constructed entirely of metal. There were two jet engines mounted below the sweptback wings, in the 1500 kg (3300 lbs) thrust range. A single fin and rudder was fitted, and the tailplanes also had sweepback. The cockpit was located in the extreme fuselage nose, and held two men sitting back to back. It was very reminiscent of the earlier Arado 240 forward fuselage and cockpit. The undercarriage was to be a tricycle type, and all wheels were single tired. Five different versions were envisioned:

            Due to the Arado 234 production and success, and the fact that the Messerschmitt Me 262 was already coming into production at the same time, this Arado design was not pursued.
 
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19
Span Length Height Wing Area Max Weight Max Wing Load
16.2 m 
53' 2"
18 m 
59' 1"
3 m 
9' 10"
46.6 m² 
501.6 ft²
16000 kg 
35274 lbs
343 kg/m² 
70.3 lbs/ft²
 
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19 Models
Manufacturer Scale Material Notes
Unicraft 1/72 ???  

Schnellbomber 
(High-speed bomber
Two rear firing 
remote controlled 
MK 213 cannon
Max. Bomb Load 
2500 kg (5512 lbs) 
carried externally
Shown with Hs 295 - 
Fritz X and iron bombs 
could also be carried 
 
 

Zerstörer 
(Destroyer
Three forward firing 
MK 103 30mm & 
two MK 213 cannon 
in a ventral pack
Two forward firing 
MK 213 in the 
fuselage sides
Two rear firing 
remote controlled 
MK 213 cannon
Max. Bomb Load 
1000 kg (2205 lbs) 
carried externally
Bombs carried beneath 
each engine nacelle 
 
Nachtjäger 
(Night Fighter
Two forward firing 
MK 108 30mm & 
three MK 213 cannon 
in a ventral pack
Two forward firing 
MK 213 in the 
fuselage sides
Two MK 108 30mm 
firing upwards at 70° 
behind cockpit
Two rear firing 
remote controlled 
MK 213 cannon
Radar operator sits 
in rear fuselage
Internal radar 
dish in nose
 
 
 
All images this page from Reichdreams Dossier #16: Arado Jet Fighters
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