All sources seem to disagree about which version
was which. I decided to order them based on the drawings of October
31, 1944 and December 1, 1944, which clearly show the first two versions.
Even though I cannot find a date or drawing for Version III, I placed
it last because it seemed logical to me that it would be the final version
due to its better features (smaller fuselage crosssection, better armament,
easier pilot access, better fit under the carrier aircraft). 
>Version  Span  Length  Height  Fuselage Height 
Wing Area  Loaded Weight  Wing Load  Max. Speed 
E.381 I 
4.43 m 14' 6" 
4.69 m 15' 4" 
1.29 m 4' 3" 
0.8 m 2' 9" 
5.0 m² 53.82 ft² 
1200 kg 2646 lbs 
240 kg/m² 49.1 lbs/ft² 
900 km/h 559 mph 
E.381 II 
5.0 m 16' 5" 
4.95 m 16' 3" 
1.15 m 3' 9" 
0.92 m 3' 0" 
5.0 m² 53.82 ft² 
1265 kg 2789 lbs 
253 kg/m² 51.8 lbs/ft² 
885 km/h 550 mph 
E.381 III 
5.05 m 16' 7" 
5.7 m 18' 8" 
1.51 m 4' 11" 
0.7 m 2' 4" 
5.5 m² 59.2 ft² 
1500 kg 3307 lbs 
272 kg/m² 55.8 lbs/ft² 
895 km/h 556 mph 
Manufacturer  Scale  Material  Version  Notes 
DML/Dragon  1/72  injected  ???  included in included in Ar 234C #9005, stated as the E.381 "Julia" but this is incorrect. It looks they combined the pilot elbow bulges of version I to the version II fuselage 
Fruitbat 
1/72 
resin 
E.381 I 
includes building jig and proper belly recess for
DML kit 
Classic Planes 
1/72 
resin 
E.381 III 
nice casting 
Revell 
1/72 
injected 
??? 
rerelease of DML/Dragon kit Ar 234C #9005 
Unicraft 
1/72 
vacuform 
E.381 III 

Antares 
1/48 
resin 
E.381 II 
includes wire for landing skid and decals, nicely
cast 
Lone Star  1/48  vacuform 
E.381 II 
There may have also been a resin kit 

Ar E.381 I Ar E.381 II Ar E.381 III 
