Ar 196 A-3

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RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Ar 196 A-3
arado-196a-3.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/1.7/1.7BR
2 peopleCrew
3.15 tTake-off weight
2.37 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
6000 mCeiling
BMW 132KEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
570 km/hStructural
550 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm MG FF cannonWeapon 1
120 roundsAmmunition
560 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
1151 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
525 roundsAmmunition
1050 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
Economy
Sl icon.png3400/2410/860Repair
450 Sl icon.pngCrew training
3000 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
100 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
80 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png50 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png20 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Ar 196 A-3.jpg


The Ar 196 A-3 is a premium gift rank I German bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Starfighters" as a reward for the 2020 Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event.

General info

Flight performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 2,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 301 293 6000 21.8 22.9 4.4 4.3 450
Upgraded 344 320 19.9 21.0 11.2 7.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
570 550 520 520 320 ~9 ~8
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 270 < 280 < 250 > 324

Survivability and armour

  • No armour protection
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks in the floats

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ar 196 A-3 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF cannons, wing-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun, fuselage-mounted (500 rpg)

Suspended armament

Main article: SC50JA (50 kg)

The Ar 196 A-3 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 2 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (100 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Ar 196 A-3 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, dorsal turret (525 rpg)

Usage in battles

Realistic: The Arado Ar 196 excels at destroying light ground targets, and with its twin MG FF armament it can head-on virtually any aircraft at the BR and win. Compound that with the fact that there are many inexperienced players at the BR who will head-on any target they meet, and it will be easy to accrue kills. However, the 196 loses energy very easily due to the 2 massive floats strapped to the bottom of the fuselage. The 196 usually goes out in a "blaze of glory" early on into the match, due to the playsytle revolving around killing ground targets.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Turret 7 mm New 20 mm cannons
IV Engine injection Cover New 7 mm MGs (turret)
This is a premium vehicle; all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Cannon armament
  • Tail gunner for fighters that will inevitably be on your tail
  • Powerful guns for BR
  • Can be very useful for capping points in Naval RB and AB

Cons

  • Fuel tanks are located in the pontoons making the aircraft very vulnerable to both ground SPAA and other planes
  • Poor performance
  • Low ammo count reduces the plane's effectiveness in dogfights
  • Loses energy easily
  • Slow

History

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Media

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


Arado Aircraft Corporation (Arado Flugzeugwerke)
Naval bombers  Ar 196 A-3
Jet bombers  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3

Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 196 A-3
Blohm & Voss  BV 238
Dornier  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Focke-Wulf  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Henschel  Hs 123 A-1
Heinkel  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
  ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic

Germany premium aircraft
Fighters  He 51 B-2/H · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 G-2 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-13
  ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀Hawk H-75A-2 · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN · ▀P-47D · ▀Tempest Mk V
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 109 Z · Bf 110 C-6 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7 · Ju 388 J · Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▀G.91 R/4
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀IL-2 (1942)
Bombers  Ar 196 A-3 · BV 238 · Fw 189 A-1 · Ju 288 C · ▀Wellington Mk Ic