A.R.2

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A.R.2
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer A.R.
Primary users Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg France
US Army Air Roundel.svg U.S.A.
Number built 1435 [1] [note 1]
Developed from A.R.1
Wingspan 12.0 m (39 ft 4 in) [2]
Engine 190hp Renault 8Gd/Gdx or
240hp Lorraine 8Bb
Armament sync. fixed Vickers and
1-2× rear flexible Lewis
82 kg (180 lb) in bombs[2]
Crew 2
Max Speed 190/200hp: 159 km/h (99 mph)[3][2]
240hp: 169 km/h (105 mph)[2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 11:00[2]-14:30[3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 20:00[2]-28:12[3]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 33:10[2][note 2]
Service Ceiling 3,000 m (9,840 ft)[3]
Ceiling 4,500 m (14,800 ft)[3][2]
Range 375 km (230 mi) [3]
Endurance 3:00[3][2]

The A.R.2 was a version of the A.R.1 with a 190hp Renault 8Gd/Gdx or 240hp Lorraine 8Bb engine, smaller wings, and wing radiators. Like the A.R.1, they served from early-mid 1917 until replaced by better planes in late 1917. America purchased 120 A.R.2's, but for the most part they were replaced before entering combat.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Dorand AR.

Timeline[1] [note 3][edit]

Game Data[edit]

Wings of Glory[edit]

Official Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
17Q2-18Q2 G[note 4] B/B or B/A 16 11 5

Miniatures and Models[edit]

1:144 Scale[edit]

1:350 Scale[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. Includes both AR.1 and AR.2.
  2. with 240hp: 9:20, 16:10, and 25:30 respectively[2]
  3. Numbers are approximate, derived from Escadrille data. Includes AR.1 and AR.2
  4. J at 240hp
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Davilla, p.37.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Lamberton, pp.216-218.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Davilla, p.46.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.