Dornier Do E


1st Flight 1924

Crew: 3

Length: 12.45 m (40 ft 10 in)

Wingspan: 17.1 m (56 ft 1 in)

Height: 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)

Wing area: 52.9 m2 (569 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,925 kg (4,244 lb)

Gross weight: 2,600 kg (5,732 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Gnome-Rhône 9A Jupiter 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 340 kW (450 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch wooden propeller


Maximum speed: 162 km/h (101 mph, 87 kn)

Alighting speed: 85 km/h (53 mph; 46 kn)

Range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)

Service ceiling: 3,600 m (11,800 ft)


The Dornier Do E was a small German flying boat of 1924, designed for reconnaissance missions.

Only four are known to have been completed.

Two aircraft with Rolls-Royce Eagle IX engines, known as Do E Is, were exported to Japan and Chile.

Two more were built as the Do E II, with Gnome-Rhone Jupiter air-cooled engines.

The Do E I was distinguished from the Wal and the Do E II by having a wing covered with metal panels, instead of fabric.


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