Aircraft Photo of 623167 | Arado Ar-196A-5 | Germany - Air Force | AirHistory.net #351300
Location
City / Seaplane Base:Philadelphia - Henry C Mustin Naval Air Facility Airfield / Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Pennsylvania, United States
Airport Codes:None
 
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:Peter de Jong Collection
Photo ID: 351300
Photo Comment

The captured German cruiser Prinz Eugen sailed to the USA in 1946 with two Ar 196s on board. The ship's catapult was installed at Mustin Field and some test launches were carried out with spurious markings painted on this aircraft. These were simply copied from an old German publicity photo of Ar 196A-4 GA-DX, c/n 1960124. It was really a Fokker-built Ar 196A-5. This airframe is currently in National Air and Space Museum custody for possible restoration. The other Ar 196 from Prinz Eugen is now back in Germany, at Nordholz.

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