Dornier Do 22
1934
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Dornier Do 22

Development of the three-seat Dornier Do 22 floatplane was the responsibility of Dornier's Altenrhein factory in Switzerland, where.two prototypes were built. Of all-metal construction with fabric covering throughout, except for the metal-skinned forward fuselage, the Do 22 was powered by a Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs engine driving a three-bladed propeller. The Do 22 carried a crew of three, the rear cockpit providing accommodation for a gunner, and a radio operator whose position in the front half of the cockpit was protected by a glazed canopy. Four 7.92mm MG 15 machine-guns were fitted, one in the forward fuselage above the engine, one in a ventral position and two in the rear cockpit. Although not ordered by the Luftwaffe, approximately 30 were built at Friedrichshafen in Germany and the first production aircraft was flown on 15 July 1938. Do 22s were supplied to the Greek, Yugoslav and Latvian air forces as the Do 22Kg, Do 22Kj and Do 22Kl respectively.

Dornier Do 22


Specification 
 CREW3
 ENGINE1 x HS 12 Y 21, 670kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight3700-4000 kg8157 - 8819 lb
    Empty weight2850 kg6283 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan16.2 m53 ft 2 in
    Length13.1 m43 ft 0 in
    Height4.8 m16 ft 9 in
    Wing area41.3 m2444.55 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed350 km/h217 mph
    Cruise speed310 km/h193 mph
    Ceiling8500 m27900 ft
    Range w/max.fuel1600 km994 miles
    Range w/max.payload800 km497 miles
 ARMAMENT2-3 machine-guns

Dornier Do 22

Comments
lunshan, 20.06.2011

were delivered to the Fin Air Force during the war years. Some used as land planes others as float planes. I can send picture of my true scale model in Finn AF markings if asked.

, 20.06.2011

Dornier Do 22
1934

Barry, 15.09.2010

The first aircraft built were probably given military serials as would be the case with any military aircraft sponsered by the German goverment. However, as I noted below the four Latvian aircraft were given German civilian markings initially.

Simon Herbert, 13.09.2010

From the illustration above, it would appear that some Do 22's had German livery and markings. Are there any other examples, and if so, can anyone supply examples? Thanks, Simon

Barry, 12.01.2010

The Fin Air Force bought four machines which were the Do22 K1 model which were built originally for the Latvian order. It is more than likely that the Latvians did not receive any aircraft from their order before they were over run by the Soviet Union. The Finns took three of the Latvian order plus the sole land plane model. Registration Nos were DR195 (D-OXWF),DR196 (D-OXWG), DR197 (D-OXWD), DR198 (D-OXWH) of these DR197 was the land plane model. All four aircraft flew with LeLv 6 between 1942 and 1944.

Carmel John Attard, 26.12.2006

Some Do-22 were delivered to the Fin Air Force during the war years. Some used as land planes others as float planes. I can send picture of my true scale model in Finn AF markings if asked.

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