Was the AR 234 ever used?

The Arado Ar 234 Blitz (English: lightning) was the world’s first operational jet-powered bomber, built by the German Arado company during World War II. Produced in limited numbers it was used almost entirely for aerial reconnaissance. It was the last Luftwaffe aircraft to fly over the UK during the war, in April 1945.

What was the first German jet plane?

Heinkel He 178
flight as first jet aircraft …it was a German Heinkel He 178 that made the first jet flight on Aug. 27, 1939. Even though World War II accelerated the growth of the airplane, the jet aircraft was not introduced into service until 1944, when the British Gloster Meteor became operational, shortly followed by the German…

What was the first operational jet?

Messerschmitt Me 262
The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: “Swallow”) in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: “Storm Bird”) in fighter-bomber versions, is a German fighter aircraft and fighter-bomber that was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.

What happened to Arado?

Arado also licence-built various versions of, and components for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. In 1945, the company was liquidated and broken up.

Where can I find media related to Arado Ar 234?

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arado Ar 234. Note: Official RLM designations had the prefix “8-“, but this was usually dropped and replaced with the manufacturer’s prefix.

What is the ISBN number for Arado Ar 234 Blitz?

ISBN 0-7643-0293-0. Murawski, Marek J. Arado Ar 234 Blitz (Kagero Monograph 33) (bilingual Polish/English). Lublin, Poland: Kagero, 2007. ISBN 978-8360445242. Myhra, David.

How did the Arado Ar 234 B-2 bomber work?

The nose of the Arado Ar 234 B-2 variant was made up of thirteen individual panels. The cockpit was at the front of the fuselage, and the pilot had no direct view to the rear, so the rear firing guns were aimed through a periscope, (derived from the type used on tanks) mounted on the cockpit roof.

What are some of the best Arado Ar 234 monogram books?

Arado Ar 234B (Monogram Close-Up 23). Boylston, Massachusetts: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1984. ISBN 0-914144-23-5. Smith, J. Richard and Eddie J. Creek. Arado Ar 234 Blitz (Monogram Monarch Series No. 1). Boylston, Massachusetts: Monogram Aviation Publications, 1992.