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Dornier Do-24

The Do 24 was an all-metal parasol monoplane with a broad-beamed hull and stabilising sponsons.

Twin tails were mounted on the upswept rear of the hull, while three wing-mounted tractor configuration engines powered the aircraft.

Fuel was carried in tanks in the sponsons and the wing centre section.

Up to 1,200 kg (2,600 lb) of bombs could be carried under the aircraft’s wings, while defensive armament consisted of three gun turrets, one each in nose, dorsal and tail positions.

In early aircraft the turrets were each fitted with a machine gun but later aircraft carried a 20 mm cannon in the dorsal turret.


Do 24K-1

Swiss production & Dutch license production aircraft.

Do 24K-2

Dutch licence production powered by three 746 kW (1,000 hp) Wright R-1820-G102 engines.

Do 24N-1

Dutch-built Do.24K-2s completed for Luftwaffe for air-sea rescue powered by three 746 kW (1,000 hp) Wright R-1820-G102 engines.

Do 24T-1

French production.

Do 24T-1

Dutch production for the Luftwaffe powered by three BMW Bramo 323R-2 engines,

159 built (including T-2 and T-3).

Do 24T-2

Do 24T-1 with minor changes.

Do 24T-3

Do 24T-1 with minor changes.

Do 24 ATT

Post-war restoration / amphibian conversion with three Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 turboprop engines, one converted.

Do 318

One Do.24T modified in 1944 with a boundary-layer control system.



4 or 6


22.05 m (72 ft 4 in)


27 m (88 ft 7 in)


5.75 m (18 ft 10 in)

Wing area

108 m2 (1,160 sq ft)

Empty weight

9,400 kg (20,723 lb)

Gross weight

13,700 kg (30,203 lb)

Max take-off weight

18,400 kg (40,565 lb)

Fuel capacity

5,300 l (1,400 US gal; 1,200 imp gal) in two 1,000 l (260 US gal; 220 imp gal)

Wing tanks and twelve small tanks in the sponsons


3 × Bramo 323R-2 Fafnir 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 704 kW (944 hp) each


3-bladed VDM variable-pitch metal propellers


Maximum speed

330 km/h (210 mph, 180 kn) at 2,600 m (8,500 ft)

290 km/h (180 mph; 160 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed

295 km/h (183 mph, 159 kn) at 2,600 m (8,500 ft) (maximum continuous)


2,900 km (1,800 mi, 1,600 nmi)

Ferry range

4,700 km (2,900 mi, 2,500 nmi)

Service ceiling

7,500 m (24,600 ft)

Time to altitude

2,000 m (6,600 ft) in 6 minutes

4,000 m (13,000 ft) in 13 minutes 12 seconds



1 x 20 mm (0.787 in) Hispano HS.404 or 20 mm (0.787 in) MG151 cannon in dorsal turret

1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine gun in nose turret

1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine gun in tail gun position


1,200 kg (2,645 lb) of bombs under the wings.



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