WW2 German Arado – CLASSIFIED MANUAL / HANDBOOK – SKUNK WORKS – Ar232 Transport

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You are bidding on a FANTASTIC and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 US Army Airforce CLASSIFIED Handbook / Manual covering the Arado Ar232 Transport Aircraft!  This was obtained from an ex “Skunk Works” employee. 


  


The Arado Ar 232 Tausendfüßler (German: “Millipede”), sometimes also called Tatzelwurm, was a cargo aircraft, designed and built in small numbers by the German firm Arado Flugzeugwerke during World War II. The design introduced, or brought together, almost all of the features now considered to be “standard” in modern cargo transport aircraft designs, including a box-like fuselage slung beneath a high wing; a rear loading ramp (that had first appeared on the December 1939-flown Junkers Ju 90 V5 fifth prototype four-engined transport via its Trapoklappe); a high-mounted twin tail for easy access to the hold; and various features for operating from rough fields. Although the Luftwaffe was interested in replacing or supplementing its fleet of outdated Junkers Ju 52/3m transports, it had an abundance of types in production at the time, and did not purchase large numbers of the Ar 232.


 


This is an AMAZING and EXTRAORDINARILY RARE reference for the “Luftwaffe 46” Fan!  Originating from the archives at Lockheed and specifically covering the Ar232, it features a total of approx. 200 pages, with various notations, instructions, descriptions, and diagrams.  Originally dated 1943, it appears to be a wartime copy of the Arado documents, obtained by the Technical Intelligence Division (Skunk Works).  Printed in large A4 format, it has some marks, wear, and folds due to the age, but nothing that detracts.  A VERY RARE item, it would make a SUPERB addition to any collection or display!


 


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