Dewoitine D.27

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D.27
Dewoitine D.27.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Dewoitine
First flight 1928
Introduction 1931
Primary user Swiss Air Force

The Dewoitine D.27 was a parasol monoplane fighter aircraft designed by Émile Dewoitine in 1928.

Design and development[edit]

After the end of World War I, the slump in demand for aircraft forced Dewoitine to close his company and move to Switzerland in 1927.

He produced the D.27 the following year, 66 of which were produced for the Swiss Air Force from 1931. It was also licence-built in Yugoslavia by Zmaj aircraft and in Romania.

Operational history[edit]

Seven strengthened versions, designated the D.53, served experimentally with the French Escadrille 7C1, flying from the aircraft carrier Béarn.

Minor variants[edit]

  • D.531 : One aircraft used for testing a Hispano-Suiza engine.
  • D.532 : A single aircraft used for testing a Rolls-Royce Kestrel inline engine.
  • D.535 : One aircraft fitted with a HS 12Xbis engine.
  • D.534 : Used for parachute trials.

Operators[edit]

 France
 Romania
 Spain
  Switzerland
 Yugoslavia

Specifications (D.27)[edit]

Data from Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.79 m (9 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,382 kg (3,047 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Mc V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 373 kW (500 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 312 km/h (194 mph; 168 kn)
  • Range: 600 km (373 mi; 324 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,200 m (30,184 ft)

Armament

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson, Robert, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, Paragon, 2002. ISBN 0-7525-8130-9
  • Janić, Čedomir; O. Petrović (2011). Short History of Aviation in Serbia. Beograd: Aerokomunikacije. ISBN 978-86-913973-2-6. 

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