Dornier Do P

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Dornier Do P
Do P-3.jpg
Role Heavy bomber
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Dornier Flugzeugwerke
First flight March 31, 1930

The Dornier Do P was a German four-engined heavy bomber manufactured by Dornier Flugzeugwerke in the 1930s. It was built as part of the secret rearmament of Germany in opposition of the Treaty of Versailles.

Design and development[edit]

Construction of the Do P began in July 1929, and its first flight took place on March 31, 1930. The aircraft was tested in such places as Lipetsk.[1] The Do P was a monoplane constructed mainly of metal, but covered in some places by fabric. The aircraft was powered by four nine-cylinder Siemens Jupiter VI, each with 530 horsepower. The aircraft had a crew of six. It was eventually developed into the Dornier Do 11.[2]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 6
  • Length: 23.4 m (76 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 6.91 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 152.6 m2 (1,643 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,630 kg (8,003 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 12,000 kg (26,455 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Siemens Jupiter VI radial, 400 kW (530 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,483 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schliephake, Hanfried (1971). The birth of the Luftwaffe. Regnery. p. 20. 
  2. ^ Wragg, David W. (1986). The offensive weapon: the strategy of bombing. R. Hale. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-7090-2787-4.