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Dornier Do 22 [German low tier Premium suggestion]

Since there is lack of any floatplanes in German tree, I decided to suggest this cool aircraft as premium in Era 1.

 

This aircraft was used in biggest numbers by Yugoslavia and Greece (12 in service each)

 

Yugoslavia - Do 22Kj

Greece - Do 22Kg

Finland- Do 22KI

 

In 1934, Dornier's Swiss subsidiary, based at its at factory at Altenrhein designed a three-seat, single-engined military floatplane, the Do C3; two prototypes were built with the first flown in 1935.

It was a parasol wing monoplane of fabric covered all-metal construction. Its slightly swept-back wing was attached to the fuselage by bracing struts, its two floats were braced to both the wing and fuselage. It was powered by a Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs engine driving a three-bladed propeller, and could carry a single torpedo or bombs under the fuselage, defensive armament was one fixed forward firing machine gun, two in the rear cockpit and one in a ventral tunnel.

 

The first production model, known as the Do 22/See when fitted with floats, did not fly until 15 July 1938 from Dornier's factory at Friedrichshafen, Germany, although it did incorporate parts made in Switzerland. While the Luftwaffe was not interested in the aircraft, examples were sold to Yugoslavia, Greece and Latvia. In March 1939, a prototype with conventional landing gear (the Do 22L), was completed and test flown, but it did not enter production.

 

12 Yugoslav machines reached Egypt in April 1941, equipping No. 2 (Yugoslav) Squadron which began patrol operations over the Mediterranean from Aboukir under the control of No. 230 Squadron on June 3, 1941. One of the Do 22s was used as a source of spares and the remainder continued their patrol activities until the unit was disbanded on April 23, 1942.

 

Yugoslav Do 22

 

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Greek Do 22

 

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Finnish Do 22

 

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Specifications:

 

Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Dornier Flugzeugwerke - Germany / Switzerland
Initial Year of Service: 1938
Production: ~30

 

Crew: 3

 

Length: 43.04ft (13.12m)
Width: 53.15ft (16.20m)
Height: 15.75ft (4.80m)
Weight (Empty): 0lbs (0kg)
Weight (MTOW): 8,818lbs (4,000kg)

 

Powerplant: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs in-line engine developing 860hp.

 

Maximum Speed: 217mph (350kmh; 189kts)
Maximum Range: 1,429miles (2,300km)
Service Ceiling: 29,528ft (9,000m; 5.6miles)

 

 

Hardpoints: 4
Armament Suite:
4 x 7.9mm MG 15 machine guns (nose, ventral and rear positions)

OPTIONAL:
1 x 1,764lb torpedo OR 4 x 110lb bombs

 

 

Pictures:

 

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Some of Yugoslavian Do 22 escaped to  Egypt if I'm correct?

 

Also do not forget Finland!

 

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Some of Yugoslavian Do 22 escaped to  Egypt if I'm correct?

 

Also do not forget Finland!

 

dornier-do-22-float-plane.jpg

 

Yep.

 

 

I'll add the finnish one.

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Also I checked the best online site about Latvian aviation, later I will check my books about Latvian air force, but looks like Do 24 do not made it to the Latvia:

http://latvianaviation.com/en/index.php?./content/pnrplanes/PNR_Dornier.ssi

 

 

The Do-22 first flew in 1935. The aircraft was designed for the export market, and sales agreements were reached with Yugoslavia, Greece and Latvia. The four aircraft destined for Latvia (designated Do-22K1) were built in Friedrichshafen but not delivered before the Soviet occupation, and these aircraft were eventually sold to Finland instead.

 

Too bad that they do not made it, then could be USSR premium also.

 

Edit: checked, Do 22's were not send to Latvia.

Edited by Botan

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and also a regular one for the free tree¡

 

There were only few regular I think :S

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Very, very nice indeed!

Would be a decent edition. 

Not too soon tho...

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One problem:

 

 

4 x 7.9mm MG 15 machine guns (nose, ventral and rear positions)

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Suggestion passed to the developers for review.

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