ⓘ Arado Ar 65

                                     

ⓘ Arado Ar 65

The Arado Ar 65 was the single-seat biplane fighter successor to the Ar 64. Both looked very similar. The only major difference was the use of a 12-cylinder inline engine versus the Ar 64s radial. The wingspan was also increased.

Ar 65, appeared in 1931, and six models were built. The first three 65A-C were prototypes, while 65д-e was a production model. Ar 65д was delivered in 1933 and served alongside the AR 64 in the two fighter groups - Fliegergruppe Doberitz and Fliegergruppe Damm. In 1935, the Ar 65 was reduced to a training aircraft. The production of the fighter was discontinued in 1936. However, next year, 12 of them were presented to Germanys ally - the Royal Bulgarian air force. The final result was 85 aircraft.