Dornier Do 27. Specifications. A photo.
Dornier Do 27. Specifications. A photo.

Dornier Do 27. Specifications. A photo.


Dornier Do 27 - German light multi-purpose aircraft, developed in 1955, the aircraft manufacturer «Dornier-Werke GmbH».


Photo Dornier Do 27


The multi-purpose aircraft was designed by German engineers at the beginning of the 50-ies of the last century, and as a basis for the aircraft manufacturers from the company Dornier-Werke GmbH, the Dornier Do 25 was used, which nevertheless underwent a large number of various changes, And, both in terms of appearance, and in terms of technology. The main goal of the aircraft builders was the need to create a truly multipurpose aircraft, which allows carrying a large number of people on board, or different cargoes that fit in the dimensions of small-sized aircraft.

Despite the relatively large capacity aircraft Dornier Do 27, the aircraft has a quite compact dimensions to provide sufficient and easy operation, and high levels of maneuverability. It is acceptable aerodynamic aircraft Dornier Do 27 design allows the aircraft to develop a sufficiently high speed, which in its essence, and it was one of the reasons for the popularization of the aircraft.


Dornier Do 27 photo


The first climb of the aircraft Dornier Do 27 in the air in April 1955 years, however, the aircraft design called for further improvement, which in turn led to refinements of this model, however, since 1956, the project has been successfully put into production, where he stayed until to 1965 years. Over the entire period of release, the German aircraft manufacturers 624 aircraft of this model, of which, to date in operation is still the vast majority of these aircraft were built.

The cockpit of the Dornier Do 27 aircraft is quite large, which in turn allows the placement of up to 6 people, in particular 1-2 crew members and 4-5 passengers. The passenger capacity of this aircraft is directly dependent on the number of crew members, however, one person can cope with aircraft management. If necessary, the Dornier Do 27 can also be used to transport cargo on its side, the conditions of which are the observance of cargo dimensions, as well as the non-exceeding of the regulated maximum take-off weight of the aircraft.


Aircraft Dornier Do 27


The aircraft Dornier Do 27 equipped with a piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming GO-480-B1A6, which is able to develop traction in 270 hp, which is enough to transport large numbers of people (or cargo), as well as for flight at cruising speed in 230 km \ h. Depending on the modification of the aircraft, there can be used other powerplant, which influences the repetition rate of the aircraft.

The medium is the German aircraft manufacturers of aircraft of this model, there are the following modifications:

  • Dornier Do 27 - A basic prototype of the aircraft;
  • Dornier Do 27A-1 - 5-seater aircraft;
  • Dornier Do 27A-2 - An improved version of the version Dornier Do 27A-1;
  • Dornier Do 27A-3 - Modification to increase the maximum weight vzlёtnym;
  • Dornier Do 27A-4 - A modernized version of the aircraft, with a number of minor technical improvements;
  • Dornier Do 27B-1 - Modification equipped twin controls;
  • Dornier Do 27B-2 - An improved version of Dornier Do 27B-1, with minor improvements in the cabin;
  • Dornier Do 27B-3 - Modification of the aircraft Dornier Do 27B-1 with an increased maximum weight vzlёtnym;
  • Dornier Do 27B-5 - An improved version of analogue Dornier Do 27B-3;
  • Dornier Do 27H-1 - A modernized version, equipped with a power plant Avco Lycoming GSO-480 (340 hp);
  • Dornier Do 27H-2 - Modification designed for the Swiss Air Force based on the version of Dornier Do 27H-1;
  • Dornier Do 27J-1 - The military version of the aircraft version of the Dornier Do 27A-4, designed by order of the Belgian Air Force;
  • Dornier Do 27K-1 - Analogue version Dornier Do 27J-1, developed taking into account the requirements of the Air Force of Portugal;
  • Dornier Do 27K-2 - An improved version of analogue Dornier Do 27K-1;
  • Dornier Do 27Q-1 - 6-seater aircraft;
  • Dornier Do 27Q-3 - 4-seater version of the aircraft equipped with less productive piston powerplant type brand Continental O-470K (230 hp);
  • Dornier Do 27Q-4 - an upgraded version of the Dornier Do 27Q-1 version, equipped with additional fuel tanks;
  • Dornier Do 27Q-5 - An improved version of the version Dornier Do 27Q-4;
  • Dornier Do 27Q-6 - Modification developed by request of Brazil;
  • Dornier Do 27S-1 - Version of the aircraft, equipped with float landing gear;
  • Dornier Do 27T - Modification, equipped with turboprop brand Turbomeca Astazou II.


Specifications Dornier Do 27.


  • Crew: 1-2 people (depending on version);
  • Passenger: 4-5 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 9,6 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 12 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,5 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1200 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 650 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1850 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 230 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 260 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1100 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 3600 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Lycoming GO-480-B1A6 (depending on version);
  • Power: 270 hp (Depending on version).


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