German Arado Ar 196 aircraft on the island of Crete

German Ar.196a-2 aircraft on the island of Crete

German two-float single-engine Arado 196a-2 aircraft from the 2nd Squadron of the 125th group of sea scouts (Seeaufklarungsgruppe 125 – SAGr.125) landed in the waters of sealion harbor in Crete.
Arado 196a-2 aircraft was designed for use in coastal defense squadrons of the Luftwaffe. The main objective of this modification was to fight the enemy ships and planes, so its armament comprised two 20-mm automatic cannon MGFF, and an additional 7.9-mm MG 17 machine guns in the nose of the fuselage. First of Ar-196A-2 began to enter into the existing aviation units in the early 1940s.



Photography Location: Crete
Time taken: 1942

In : 1942

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