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Ar 196

Arado Ar 196 Airplane Models

Explore our collection of diecast models of the Arado Ar 196 - Expertly Crafted, Historically Significant, and Collectible Aircraft Models.

The Arado Ar 196 was the primary shipboard reconnaissance seaplane used by the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) during World War II. Known for its versatility and robustness, the Ar 196 was a biplane equipped with a central float and two stabilizing floats, enabling it to operate in open seas.

Primarily used for reconnaissance, the Ar 196 was also capable of light bombing and anti-submarine warfare. Its missions included spotting naval gunfire, scouting maritime positions, and conducting patrols. The aircraft was well-armed with machine guns and small bombs, making it effective in its multiple roles. The Ar 196 saw service on battleships, cruisers, and even on auxiliary warships. Its operational history, marked by its deployment in various theaters of war and its role as a key naval reconnaissance asset, makes the Arado Ar 196 a subject of great interest for military aviation historians and model collectors, particularly those with a focus on WWII naval aviation and seaplane technology.