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Dornier_Do-26-7

pe: Transatlantic Mail or Coastal Patrol flying boat Origin: Dornier-Werke GmbH. Models: V1 to V6, and D First Flight: May 21, 1938 Service Delivery: 1940 Final Delivery: N/A Crew: Four Engine: Do 26V6: Model: Junkers Jumo 205D Diesels Type: Each with six double-ended cylinders and 12 opposed pistons Number: Four Horsepower: 880 hp Do 26A: Model: Junkers Jumo 205 Diesels Type: Each with six double-ended cylinders and 12 opposed pistons Number: Four Horsepower: 600 hp Do 26D: Model: Junkers Jumo 205Ea Diesels Type: Each with six double-ended cylinders and 12 opposed pistons Number: Four Horsepower: 700 hp Dimensions: Wing span: 30m (98 ft. 5¼ in.) Wing Surface Area: 120.0m² (1,291 sq. ft.) Length: 24.60m (80 ft. 8½ in.) Height: 6.85m (22 ft. 5¾ in.) Weights: Empty: Do 26V6: 11,300kg (24,912 lbs.) Do 26A: 10,700kg (23,589 lbs.) Loaded: Do 26V6: 22,500kg (49,601 lbs.) Do 26A: 20,000kg (44,092 lbs.) Performance: Maximum Speed: 201 mph (324 kph) Cruise Speed: N/A Range: 7100 km (4,412 miles) Initial Climb: N/A Endurance: N/A Service Ceiling: N/A Armament: 20mm MG 151 in a bow turret Three aft firing 7.92mm MG 15 machine guns. Payload: 12 Fully-Equipped troops Notes: Arguably the most graceful looking of the Dornier flying boats, the Do 26 had a gull wing and retractable floats. The push/pull arrangement is interesting as the rear propellers are hinged to rotate upwards 10° on take-off to clear spray. Two Do 26's were shot down by Hurricanes of 46 Sqn on 28 May 1940 during the Norwegian campaign.

Dornier_Do-26-7
johnbr, Nov 27, 2011