Dornier Do 26
1938
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Dornier Do 26

Aerodynamically the cleanest of the Dornier flying-boats, the all-metal Dornier Do 26 was developed for transatlantic mail services, designed to carry a crew of four and 500kg of mail between Lisbon and New York, The mid-span stabilising floats retracted completely into the wings, and the rear pair of the two tandem pairs of Junkers Jumo 205 diesel engines could be given an upward tilt of 10 on take-off so that the three-bladed metal propellers were clear of the spray from the hull. Three Do 26s, stressed for catapult launching from support ships, were ordered by Deutsche Lufthansa in 1937, and the first of these was flown on 21 May 1938. Two of the three were completed before the outbreak of World War II and delivered to the airline under the designation Do 26A. They were never used as intended, across the North Atlantic, and made just 18 crossings of the South Atlantic.

Dornier Do 26


Specification 
 CREW4
 ENGINE4 x Jumo 205C, 440kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight20000 kg44093 lb
    Empty weight10200 kg22487 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan30.0 m98 ft 5 in
    Length24.5 m80 ft 5 in
    Height6.9 m23 ft 8 in
    Wing area120.0 m21291.67 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed335 km/h208 mph
    Cruise speed310 km/h193 mph
    Ceiling4600 m15100 ft
    Range w/max.fuel9000 km5592 miles

Dornier Do 26

Comments
napo, 18.06.2011

The sole "B" model, which was destroyed by RAF Hurricanes early in the war, had 205Ea engines and the "C" model had 205D engines.

, soccercleats=gmail.com, 18.06.2011

Dornier Do 26
1938

Bob Tufo, bobtufo=aol.com, 05.04.2010

This has to be the most beautiful sea planes ever built, typical of the clean Dornier designs and one that fascinates me.

Barry, 24.11.2009

The V1 and "A" model had 205E engines. The sole "B" model, which was destroyed by RAF Hurricanes early in the war, had 205Ea engines and the "C" model had 205D engines.

Mike Fox, asux00=talktalk.net, 02.05.2008

According to the book "War Planes of the Second World War" Vol 5 by William Green printer in 1962 on page 75 - Do 26V1 which flew for the first time on May 21, 1938 was fitted with Jumo 205E engines not C. Which is correct?

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