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Germany's Dornier Do 26 reconnaissance flying boat

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Dornier Do 26 reconnaissance flying boat:
Germany's Dornier Do 26 reconnaissance flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Dornier Do 26 reconnaissance flying boat:
Germany's Dornier Do 26 reconnaissance flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Dornier Do 26 was originally designed for civilian mail service across the Atlantic Ocean.

Engines

The engines were mounted in a push me pull you configuration.

Specifications

  Dornier Do 26
Type Reconnaissance
Crew  
Engine (Type) 4: Junkers Jumo 205C
Cylinders  
Cooling  
Fuel Type Diesel
HP 600 each
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 98' 5"
Length 80' 4"
Height 22' 5"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 44,000 lb
Performance  
Speed 210 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 5,600 miles
Armament  
Nose 1: 20 mm
Side Blisters 2: MG

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site