Arado W-2

W 2
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Arado
First flight 1928
Primary user Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule
Number built 2

The Arado W 2 was a two-seat twin-engine seaplane trainer developed for the DVS in 1928. It was a cantilever monoplane with a fabric-covered steel tube fuselage that accommodated the pilot and instructor in tandem open cockpits. The undercarriage consisted of two pontoons carried on steel struts.


General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 12.55 m (41 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.40 m (57 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 53.7 m2 (578 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,680 kg (3,700 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,995 kg (4,398 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 12, 84 kW (112 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 2,060 m (6,759 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)


  • World Aircraft Information Files. Brightstar Publishing, London. File 889 Sheet 73
  • German Aircraft between 1919 – 1945
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