Dornier Do 31

Specifications

1st Flight 1967

Crew: Two

Capacity: 36 troops or 24 casualty stretchers and 3,500 kg (7,715 lb) useful load

Length: 20.53 m (67 ft 4 in)

Wingspan: 18 m (59 ft 3 in)

Height: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)

Wing area: 57 m2 (613.56 sq ft)

Gross weight: 22,453 kg (49,500 lb) (VTOL)

Max takeoff weight: 27,422 kg (60,500 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Pegasus BE.53/2 turbofan, 68.95 kN (15,500 lbf) thrust each

Powerplant: 8 × Rolls-Royce RB162-4D Vertically mounted turbojet lift engines, 19.57 kN (4,400 lbf) thrust each

Performance

Maximum speed: 730 km/h (452 mph, 393 kn)

Cruise speed: 650 km/h (404 mph, 351 kn)

Range: 1,800 km (1,120 mi, 970 nmi) with maximum payload

Service ceiling: 10,700 m (35,100 ft)

Rate of climb: 19.2 m/s (3,780 ft/min) -using Pegasus engines only.

Variants

The Dornier Do 31 is an experimental vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet-propelled transport.

 

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