In August 1943, the design department of Arado completed an extensive study
into the future development of jet fighters. Designer Wilhelm van Nes put
forward three fighter proposals: a twin-jet powered version, a rocket powered
version and a combination jet/rocket powered version. The Arado TEW 16/43-13
was a low wing, rocket powered interceptor. The wing and tailplanes were
moderately swept back, and the Walter HWK 509A rocket engine was buried
within the fuselage towards the rear of the fuselage. There were two fuel
tanks (T-Stoff and C-Stoff rocket propellents) also located within the
fuselage. An interesting feature were the spherical tires, a space and
weight saving innovation. Armament was to be two MG 151/20 20mm cannon
and two MK 108 30mm cannon, all located in the nose.
View Ronnie Olsthoorn's Ar TEW 16/43-13 images
Span: 8.85 m (29' 0")
Length: 9.7 m (31' 9.9")
Max. Speed: Unknown
The Arado TEW 16/43-13 in evaluation/test colors....
|A cutaway drawing of the Arado TEW 16/43-13
showing some of the internal components....
DVL 1940 patented spherical tires to
be used on the Arado TEW 16/43-13
All images on this page from Reichdreams Dossier #16
Arado Jet Fighters by J.Miranda and P.Mercado