Dornier Do 27 B-3

The Do 27 was Germany's first mass-produced aircraft after
World War II

The rugged adventurer

Flying a Ju 52 is a completely different ball game from piloting Lufthansa's modern jets. This is why we give Ju 52 pilots additional training on our Do 27.
She was overhauled by Conrado Dornier in early 1990 and ready to fly on coming to the Foundation.

Like the Ju 52, her landing gear consists of two cantilever single-strut legs with tailwheel. Including two Do 25 prototypes, over 600 of these rugged and versatile STOL planes were built between 1954 and 1965. Successfully exported by Dornier all over the world, it is the first mass-production aircraft to be made in Germany after the Second World War.

The first Do 27 entering service for civilian purposes took to the air in 1957 on observation flights for Professor Bernhard Grzimek over East Africa.

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Key facts
• Tail sign: D-EDNU
• Year built:
1959
• Crew:
1
• Passengers:
5
• Engine:
1 x Lycoming GO-480-B1A6
• Cruising speed:
175-210 km/h (94.5-113.4 kts)
• Maximum speed:
334 km/h (180.35 kts)
• Maximum range:
Approx. 875 km (544 miles)
• Length: 9.60 m (31 ft 6 in)
• Wingspan: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Dornier Do 27 in service as a training aircraft with the Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung