Dornier Do B Merkur

1925

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Dornier Do B Merkur

The final development of the Komet type was the Merkur, which first flew in February 1925 and was produced from 1926 as a eight-ten passenger airliner powered by a BMW VI engine. It could cruise at 175km/h. Following long-distance overland trial flights, dual controls and adjustable pilot seats were fitted. Deutsche Luft-Hansa received the greatest number with nearly 30 aircraft and these operated from Berlin to Konigsberg and elsewhere. A twin-float seaplane version was also produced and Chile received a number as Do G trainers/torpedo-bombers. The Do D was similar to the Do C built for the Yugoslav Naval Air Service, while the Do T was an ambulance derivative of the Merkur.

Dornier Do B Merkur

Specification 
 CREW2
 PASSENGERS6-7
 ENGINE1 x BMW VI, 500kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight3700 kg8157 lb
  Empty weight2280 kg5027 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan19.6 m64 ft 4 in
  Length12.8 m42 ft 0 in
  Height3.8 m12 ft 6 in
  Wing area62.0 m2667.36 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Ceiling5200 m17050 ft
  Range w/max.fuel1000 km621 miles

Comments
Dave Smith 55th, e-mail, 10.02.2014 01:47

I have a photo' that my father took of D711 that had forced landed on the Lines between Gillingham & Chatham ( you can see what was then the Royal Naval hospital in the background) in the 1930's.

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fahuang, 18.06.2011 11:08

Do C built for the Yugoslav Naval Air Service, while the Do T was an ambulance derivative of the Merkur.

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Barry, 11.01.2010 16:25

Upto 51 of both the MerkurI and Merkur II were built and some were still flying with the RLM in the late 1930's.

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