3 decal variants:
1. Arado 396 RT+WL, Prague uprising, May 1945, German insignia overpainted by hand
2. Arado 396 V4, SO+DD, 4th prototype, tested in Paris, June 1944
3. Arado 396, NS+OA, Letov factory airfield, Prague, April 1945
Arado has moved the development of the new Ar 396 to Société Industrielle pour l'Aeronautique in occupied France. German and French designers designed a simple wooden structure aircraft here, only the middle cabin part of the fuselage was designed as a lattice of steel tubes coated with a thin sheet of steel. Steel pipes were also in the wing beams. The air-cooled in-line twelve-cylinder Argus As 411 TA-1 with an output of 426 kW with a two-bladed automatically adjustable propeller was chosen as the drive. The aircraft manufacturer SIPA was to build three prototypes of the Ar 396 and 25 serial machines of the verification series.