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Arado 234 B (AC015) Arado 234 B (AC015)
includes one Arado 234 B aircraft, one Flight stand, one Aircraft dice, two Rare-earth magnets & one Decal sheet.

While the Me 262 had the distinction of being the world’s first operational jet fighter, the Arado 234 B was the first bomber to utilise this revolutionary method of propulsion. Together, these two aircraft represented the finest aircraft available to the Luftwaffe during the closing stages of the Second World War.

As early as late 1940, the Reich Air Ministry (or RLM) saw the need for a jet-powered reconnaissance aircraft. Only one company (Arado) show interest; led by Professor Walter Blume, the development team set about designing an aircraft to utilise the Junkers Jumo 004 engine.

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Bridge At Remagen
On 7 March 1945, lead elements of Task Force Engeman discover that Remagen’s Ludendorff Bridge is still intact, and Brigadier General Hoge instantly recognises that a decisive battle is upon his troops. He orders the bridge to be captured.

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Bridge At Remagen
Arado 234 B (AC015) However, delays in the delivery of the Junkers Jumo 004 engine meant that the prototypes weren’t ready till early 1943. In flight testing the aircraft demonstrated excellent flight characteristics and by July 1944 the first Ar. 234s saw service as reconnaissance aircraft, demonstrating an ability to evade any Allied fighters they encountered with relative ease. Due to the slender design of the fuselage, no internal bomb bay could be fitted. Instead, bomb racks were installed below each of the engine nacelles and could carry 2,000kg of ordinance.

The best known action involving the Aroda 234 B was at Remagen in March 1945. After American forces captured the Ludendorff Bridge intact, aircraft were sent to attack the bridge in an attempt prevent the Allies from establishing a bridgehead. The bridge finally collapsed on 17 March 1945 due to damage sustained by failed demolition attempts and battle damage.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Chris Townley
The Arado 234 B in Flames Of War
Aircraft Weapon
To Hit
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
Arado 234 B
Bombs
4+
6
1+
High-speed Jet.
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High-speed Jet
Ground attacks by Arado 234 B aircraft cannot be intercepted using the Fighter Interception rule on page 179 of the rulebook.
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Attacks On The Ludendorff Bridge
Between 7 March and 17 March, the Ludendorff bridge was under constant attack by Arado bombers armed with 1000kg bombs. The bombers failed to destroy the bridge, but it eventually fell into the Rhine due to battle damage.

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The World's First
The Arado Ar 234 was the world's first operational jet-powered bomber and proved to be nearly impossible to intercept.

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Assembling the Flight Stand

Assembling the Flight Stand
All of Battlefront's aircraft models are provided with a transparent plastic flight stand, to help make them look as though they are flying above the tabletop battlefield.

The stand is designed to hold all sizes of aircraft securely on its own. And adding the supplied rare-earth magnets creates an especially sturdy connection, which has the added benefit of 'snapping' neatly into place.

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The Flying Stand & Aircraft Dice
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The Arado 234 B Takes To The Skies
Arado 234 B (AC015)
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Last Updated On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by James at Battlefront