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Due to the relatively short fuselage and the extended two tail boom this aircraft type could accommodate a heavy attack and defense armament. The latter consisted of two revolving towers on the fuselage upper and lower fuselage, each equipped with two 2 cm guns. The upper turret should be manually operated by a gunner, while the second gunner, which is located on the fuselage underside in a trough, steered it via a periscope installation. The third shooter operated the rigid weapons at the bow of the machine.
Arado developed a 1: 1 mock-up, however, it did not find the interest of the Technical Office of the Ministry of Aviation . The project was subsequently discontinued.
The plane had a twin tail.
- Jörg Armin Kranzhoff (1997). "Arado+E.500"&dq="Arado+E.500"&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU7N_ngI7bAhVK74MKHTkzCyUQ6AEIMDAC Arado: History of an Aircraft Company. Schiffer Book for Collectors. pp. 105, 107. ISBN 9780764302930. https://books.google.ca/books?id=w84pAQAAIAAJ&q="Arado+E.500"&dq="Arado+E.500"&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU7N_ngI7bAhVK74MKHTkzCyUQ6AEIMDAC.
- Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage (2009) (in English), Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935–1945: An Illustrated Guide, Koblenz: McFarland, ISBN 0-7864-5280-3