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Arado V I

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Role Airliner
Manufacturer Arado Flugzeugwerke
First flight 1927
Primary user Lufthansa
Number built 1

The Arado V I was a prototype airliner built in Germany in 1927. It was a single-engine, high-wing braced monoplane with tailwheel undercarriage. It made several long-distance flights, including carrying mail to South America before being exhibited in Berlin in 1929, when it was bought by Lufthansa. Christened Tenerife, it crashed outside Berlin on 12 December, killing both pilots.


General characteristics

  • Crew: two pilots
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Length: 12.00 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 18.00 m (59 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 47.2 m² (508 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,520 kg (3,350 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,950 kg (6,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW licence-built Pratt & Whitney Hornet, 373 kW (500 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (131 mph)
  • Range: 2,000 km (1,250 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)

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Published in July 2009.

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