No. 2152. Arado Ar 196 A-5 (c/n 623183)
Photographed at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA, 1982, by Jack Garey

Arado Ar 196 A-5

04/30/2014. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This aircraft was produced by Fokker in the Netherlands and assigned to the German cruiser Prinz Eugen under the identifier T3+CH. After WW II, the aircraft came to the USA as a war prize, and was flight tested off the coast of Delaware. From 1949 it was stored in the open at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Under deteriorating general condition its identifier changed successively to TW+SH, T3+HK and GA+DX.

In 1989 the aircraft was transferred to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida, being severely damaged in the process. In March 2013 the navies of the USA and Germany reached an agreement by which the aircraft was transported to Germany for restoration at the Aeronauticum in Nordholz. After completion of the restoration the aircraft will on display in Germany for a not yet specified period of time before being transferred back to the USA.

Created February 11, 2003