Dornier Do 23

Specifications

1st Flight 1934

Crew: 4

Length: 18.8 m (61 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 25.6 m (84 ft 0 in)

Height: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in)

Wing area: 106.6 m2 (1,147 sq ft)

Empty weight: 5,600 kg (12,346 lb)

Gross weight: 8,750 kg (19,290 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 9,200 kg (20,283 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × BMW VIU V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines, 559 kW (750 hp) each for take-off

410 kW (550 hp) maximum continuous

Propellers: 4-bladed fixed-pitch wooden propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph, 140 kn)

Cruise speed: 210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn)

Range: 1,350 km (840 mi, 730 nmi) maximum at 187 km/h (116 mph; 101 kn) and 2,500 m (8,200 ft)

Endurance: 7 hours 30 minutes

Service ceiling: 4,200 m (13,800 ft)

Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min) at 8,750 kg (19,290 lb)

Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 4 minutes

Wing loading: 85.2 kg/m2 (17.5 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.12 kW/kg (0.073 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns: 3 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine guns (nose, dorsal and ventral positions)

Bombs: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of bombs carried internally.

Variants

The Dornier Do 23 was a German medium bomber of the 1930s.

Do 23A: Aircraft WNr.231, registered as D-2485.

Do 23C: Aircraft WNr.293, registered as D-AHYL.

Do 23E: Aircraft WNr.294, registered as D-AGIR.

Do 23F: Aircraft WNr.295, used for stress and vibration tests.

Do 23G: Production version, manufactured in the Dornier main plants in Wismar and Friedrichshafen.

Henschel and Blohm & Voss were also involved in the production with 24 aircraft each.

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