Aircraft Photo of 140312 | Arado Ar-234B-2 Blitz | Germany - Air Force | #59055
Registration / Serial:140312
Military Code:F1-GS
Aircraft Original Type:Arado Ar-234
Aircraft Generic Type:Arado Ar-234
Aircraft Version:Arado Ar-234B-2 Blitz
C/n (msn):140312
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 59055
Photo Comment

The Ar-234 Blitz was the first operational jet bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It's first combat mission, a reccie over the Allied beachhead in Normandy, took place on 2nd August, 1944. Although less famous than the Me-262, the Ar-234s that reached Luftwaffe units provided excellent service. On display at the Udvar-Hazy Center, this is the sole surviving Ar 234 B-2 and served with bomber unit KG76 from Dec. 1944 to May 1945 when British forces captured it in Norway.

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