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Dornier Do 212


Dornier Do 212 Prototype float plane

Service Data

In Service: 3 August 1942 to 1943

Production Data

First Flight: 3 August 1942
Manufacturer: Dornier
Number built: 1

Technical Data

Type: Prototype float plane

Crew: man
Length: m
Wingspan: m
Wing area:
Height: m
Empty: kg
Loaded: kg
Engine: 1 × Hirth Motoren HM 512B 12 cylinder air cooled inverted Vee engine producing up to 450 hp
Maximum speed: km/h
Range: km
Service ceiling: m
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe

Other: Prototypes


The Do 212 was an all metal cantilever monoplane with fixed wing tip floats with pusher propeller at tail only one built prototype. Construction started in 1941 and on 3 August 1942 was flown for the first time towed by a Do 24. Due instability problems the project was abandoned and was scrapped in 1943


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