The Arado Ar 196 was the best float-plane of the Second World War. It flew attacks against U-Boats as well as Coastal Reconnaissance Missions and the there-with associated attacks on small inshore vessels. Most aircraft of the Ar 196A-3 Series went to Coastal Aviation...read more

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The Ar 196 was a shipboard reconnaissance aircraft built by the German firm Arado starting in 1936. The next year it was selected as the winner of a design contest, and became the standard aircraft of the Kriegsmarine throughout World War II.

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