Arado SD I


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Arado SD I

Of relatively advanced concept and the first fighter to be built by the Arado Handelsgesellschaft of Warnemunde, the SD I was designed by Ing Walter Rethel and owed much to experience gained with Fokker. Of comparatively small overall dimensions, the SD I was a single-seat sesquiplane of mixed construction. The fuselage was of welded steel tubing with light alloy skinning to the cockpit firewall and fabric aft. The wings were wooden with plywood skinning, featuring ailerons in the upper wing only, the cellule having V-type interplane struts and lacking conventional flying wires. The SD I was powered by a 425hp nine-cylinder Gnome-Rhone Jupiter air-cooled radial and armament comprised two synchronised 7.9mm 08/15 machine guns. The first fighter design to be the subject of a contract from the Reichswehrministerium, the SD I was built clandestinely, the first of two prototypes flying on 11 October 1927. Evaluation revealed poor low-speed handling characteristics, and, as it was considered to be structurally unsound by the RWM, its development was discontinued in favour of an entirely new design, the SD.II.

Arado SD IA three-view drawing (1653 x 1250)

  Take-off weight1230 kg2712 lb
  Empty weight850 kg1874 lb
  Wingspan8.40 m28 ft 7 in
  Length6.75 m22 ft 2 in
  Max. speed275 km/h171 mph

ALPIS, e-mail, 21.02.2013 15:28



md.irfanullah, e-mail, 12.03.2011 11:57

what is the take off distance of arado plane?


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