Dornier Do-24

 

1st Flight 1937

The Dornier Do 24 is a 1930s German three-engine flying boat designed for maritime patrol and search and rescue.

A total of 279 were built among several factories from 1937 to 1945.

Variants

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.

Specifications

Crew: 4 or 6

Length: 22.05 m (72 ft 4 in)

Wingspan: 27 m (88 ft 7 in)

Height: 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

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

Propellers: 3-bladed VDM variable-pitch metal propellers

Performance

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)

Range: 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

Armament

Guns:

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

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

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