Dornier Do J Wal

1st Flight 1922
The Dornier Do J Wal (“whale”) is a twin-engine German flying boat of the 1920s designed by Dornier Flugzeugwerke.
Dornier Do J Wal
The Do J was designated the Do 16 by the Reich Air Ministry (RLM) under its aircraft designation system of 1933.
Dornier Do J Wal
In the military version, a crew of two to four rode in an open cockpit near the nose of the hull.
Dornier Do J Wal
There was one machine gun position in the bow in front of the cockpit and one or two amidships.
Dornier Do J Wal
Beginning with Spain, military versions were delivered to Argentina, Chile and the Netherlands for use in their colonies; examples were also sent to Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union and to the end of production Italy and Germany.
Dornier Do J Wal
The main military users, Spain and the Netherlands, manufactured their own versions under licence.
Dornier Do J Wal
Several countries, notably Italy, Norway, Portugal, Uruguay and Germany, employed the Wal for military tasks.
Dornier Do J Wal
Specifications-
Crew: Three
Capacity: 8–10 passengers
Length: 17.25 m (56 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 22 m (72 ft 2 in)
Height: 5.62 m (18 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 96 m2 (1,030 sq ft)
Empty weight: 3,630 kg (8,003 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 7,000 kg (15,432 lb)
Power plant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Eagle IX V-12 water-cooled piston engines, 265 kW (355 hp) each
Dornier Do J Wal
Performance
Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph, 100 kn)
Cruise speed: 145 km/h (90 mph, 78 kn)
Range: 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,500 ft)
Rate of climb: 1.5 m/s (300 ft/min)
Time to altitude: 3,000 m (9,843 ft) in 33 minutes
Dornier Do J Wal
Credits
Dornier Bombers and Reconnaissance Aircraft 1925-1945-Manfred Griehl
The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft-David Donald
European Transport Aircraft since 1910-John Stroud

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