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Dornier Do 11


Type: Heavy Bomber
Origin: Dornier Metallbauten, Switzerland; later Dornier-Werke GmbH
Models: Do F (Do 11A), 11C and 11D
Production: N/A
First Flight: Do F: May 7, 1932

Engine:
Model: Siemens (Bristol Licence) Sh 22-B-2
Type: Nine-cyl. radial
Number: 2     Horsepower: 650hp

Dimensions:
Wing span: 28m (91 ft. 10.25 in.)
Wing span: (D) 26.29m (86 ft. 3.5 in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A
Length: 18.79m (61 ft. 8 in.)
Height: 5.49m (18 ft.)

Weights: (D Model)
Empty: 5,975kg (13,173 lbs.)
Loaded: 8,200kg (18,080 lbs.)
  Performance: (D Model)
Maximum Speed: 161 mph (259 kph)
Cruise Speed: 140 mph (225 kph)
Range: 960km (596 miles)
Initial Climb: N/A
Endurance: N/A
Service Ceiling: 13,450 ft. (4100m)

Armament:
Three 7.92mm MG 15 Machine Guns manually aimed in nose, dorsal and ventral positions.

Bombload of up to 2,205lb (1000kg)

Avionics:
N/A


Developed in the late twenties by Dornier's Swiss subsidiary, the Do 11 was one of the first heavy bombers to be developed for the Luftwaffe. The unpopular Do 11 suffered from numerous accidents and never reached it's potential before eventually being replaced by the Do 23.


Sources:
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London

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