Dietrich DP.III

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Dietrich DP.III
Role Light passenger transport monoplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Dietrich-Gobiet Flugzeugwerke
Designer Richard Dietrich
First flight 1920s
Status Not flown

The Dietrich DP.III was a design for a 1920s German light passenger transport monoplane for six passengers designed by Richard Dietrich and was to be built by the Dietrich-Gobiet Flugzeugwerke as Kassel.[1] Due to the financial problems of the company it is believed that the DP.III was not completed.

Development[edit]

The DP.III was a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a conventional tail unit and a fixed tailskid landing gear.[1] It was to be powered by an inline piston engine in the 172 to 194 kW (230-260 hp) range possibly a Benz Bz IV or Rolls-Royce Falcon.[1][2] It had a crew of two in a semi-open cockpit and accommodation for six passengers in an enclosed cabin.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 6 passengers
  • Length: 12.50 m (41 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.00 m (55 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 3.60 m (11 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,300 kg (2,866 lb) estimated
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,200 kg (4,850 lb) estimated
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Falcon inline piston engine, 170 kW (230 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph; 81 kn) estimated
  • Range: 950 km (590 mi; 513 nmi) estimated
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft) estimated

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 1454
  2. ^ a b "Dietrich DP III". www.histaviation.com. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

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