This Arado design was based on an earlier 1943 design. It was revised for
the Volksjager competition, and was dated September 12, 1944. The Ar E.580
had an unswept wing and was mounted low on the fuselage, and the tail unit
had twin fins and rudders. A single BMW 003A-1 jet engine was positioned
above the fuselage and the intake was partially obstructed by the bulged
canopy. Armament consisted of two MG 151/20 20mm cannon or two MK 108 30mm
cannon mounted in the nose.
Span: 7.62 m (25' 0") Length: 7.86 m (25' 9.7") Max. Speed: 744 km/h (462 mph)