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Arado Ar340

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Hello guys,

here is the well-known Ar340, showing two engine configurations: Jumo 222 and DB 604, with apparently no change in external appearance.

Second image relates to several flying cabins ( Kanzel or Kampfkopf ) proposed/studied for this interesting "paper bird", also the wouldbe speed with two different engines. So much for the "Bomber B" programme.

Images taken from: "Arado-Flugzeuge", by Jörg Armin Kranzhoff

Enjoy.
 

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Ar 340 illustration by T. Hitchcock, from Monogram's Close-Up #02:
 

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Hi!
http://www.airwar1946.nl/Scalemod/SM-bomb.htm
 

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What would be the aerodynamic advantage of the twin tails version?
It should be very compelling to offset the obvious structural disadvantage....
Or is this not really a serious project?
 

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Yes it's a very abnormal design. ???
Gunner's rear view is excellent.
 

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Yes, almost certainly for the gun position. The field of fire for the fuselage guns might even be better than the ones in the tailbooms!
 

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FW261 had the same shape.
Wiki German auto translation...
"The Focke-Wulf Fw 261 of Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH was a project for a long-range bomber / fighter seaplane.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 261 should represent a detachment of the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 "Condor" which could bring the operating in the Atlantic German U-boats of the enemy convoys with long-range and considerably increased combat power. At the same time, enemy ships by means of dropping weapons should be tackled. A distance of 9000 km and a bomb load of 3000 kg, the Focke-Wulf Fw 261 should reach a speed of 560 km/h and a maximum flight duration 22 hours. As cantilever shoulder-wing Earth Ecker with central hull and two tail beams arranged behind the outer engine nacelles, the central hull to accommodate four gun stands and a portion of the fuel as well as the dropping weapons was intended. It should be noted that the designation FW 261 Focke Wulf without approval of the RLM was used."
 

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