Dornier Do 32

Specifications

1st Flight 1962

Crew: one

Length: 3.42 m (11 ft 3 in) fuselage

Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

Empty weight: 147 kg (325 lb)

Gross weight: 270 kg (596 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 321 kg (707 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × BMW 6012L gas turbine driving compressor, 67 kW (90 hp)

Main rotor diameter: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)

Performance

Maximum speed: 119 km/h (74 mph, 64 kn)

Cruise speed: 100 km/h (62 mph, 54 kn)

Range: 90 km (56 mi, 49 nmi)

Endurance: 50 min

Rate of climb: 4.0 m/s (780 ft/min) maximum inclined rate

Variants

The Dornier Do 32E was a simple, collapsible one-man helicopter, designed for military use in Germany in the 1960s.

Despite initial hopes of large orders, only three flew.

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