The Do 27 was West Germany's first post-World War II production aircraft. It was designed in collaboration with CASA, who also licence-built some versions - the type was in fact first designed to a Spanish Military STOL requirement. The STOL capabilities of the tail-wheel undercarriage, along with excellent all-round vision were the Do 27's selling points. It was often used in military applications for training, photographic,
ambulance, agricultural and glider-towing purposes. Of the 620 built up until 1965, 432 were for West German military/paramilitary or civil consumption, whilst the remainder were widely exported.
Robert Jackson "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft", 2004
| MODEL||Do 27A|
| ENGINE||1 x 270hp Lycoming GO-480-B1A6 flat-six piston engine|
| Take-off weight||1850 kg||4079 lb|
| Wingspan||12.00 m||39 ft 4 in|
| Length||9.60 m||32 ft 6 in|
| Height||2.80 m||9 ft 2 in|
| Max. speed||227 km/h||141 mph|
| Ceiling||3300 m||10850 ft|
| Range||1100 km||684 miles|
So basically a German Pilatus Turbo Porter.
|Capt. J. Gonçalves ling_corsai, 12.11.2010|
I flew it in Angola from 69 to 72. Not easy with crosswind but nice for STOL operations. Great fun. I have made more than 1500 flying hours without any problem.
|rudolf pata, 07.09.2009|
i had a DO-27A1 and a DO-27A4, both were great aircraft..should have kept the A4.....can not find any for sale in USA at this time...have a Piper Aztec i would trade straight across for a DO-27.....
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