Arado Ar 196 Luftwaffe floatplane in Crete

arado ar 196 luftwaffe floatplane crete

Arado AR 196 floatplane of the Luftwaffe flying above the Suda Bay in Crete, 1942-1943.

The Arado AR 196 was a shipboard reconnaissance, fixed-wing aircraft, which was first introduced in 1938 and served for the entirety of the war. It was highly appreciated by Luftwaffe pilots due to its excellent handling and maneuverability.

Some Arado Ar 196 aircrafts were captured by the Allies and were used by them during WW2 and beyond.

Book suggestion ⤵️

📖 The Luftwaffe War Diaries: The German Air Force in World War II (Cajus Bekker, 1966)

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