Dornier Do 10

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Do 10
Dornier Do 10 on ground c1932.jpg
Role Fighter aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Dornier Flugzeugwerke
First flight 24 July 1931[1]

The Dornier Do 10, originally designated Dornier Do C4, was the name given by the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) of a pre-World War II German aircraft.

It was a two-seat parasol-wing monoplane, intended to be used as a fighter. Two prototypes were built in 1931 to fulfil a requirement for a two-seat fighter. Having failed to gain a production order, the Do C4 / Do 10 was used to test a tilting engine installation and propellers to suit, for STOL tests.

Specifications[edit]

Dornier Do C4 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile July 1934
Type Two-seat fighter
Engine Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIIS BMW VI 7.3 (703) Hispano-Suiza 12 Xbrc (Ybre?)
Power 391 kW (525 hp) 485 kW (650 hp) 515 kW (690 hp)
Dimensions
  • Length: 10.60 m (34 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 4.30 m (14 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 32.40 m² (349 ft²)
  • Length: 10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 4.44 m (14 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 32.40 m² (349 ft²)
  • Length: 10.60 m (34 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 4.30 m (14 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.00 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area 32.40 m² (349 ft²)
Weights
  • Empty: 1,600 kg (3,530 lb)
  • Loaded: 2,300 kg (5,070 lb)
  • Max takeoff: 2,300 kg (5,070 lb)
  • Empty: 2,200 kg (4,850 lb)
  • Loaded: 2,640 kg (5,820 lb)
  • Max takeoff: 2,640 kg (5,820 lb)
  • Empty: 1,600 kg (3,530 lb)
  • Loaded: 2,640 kg (5,820 lb)
Performance
  • Max. speed: 278 km/h (150 kn) at sea level
  • Max. speed: 315 km/h (170 kn) at 3,500 m (11,500 ft)
  • Range: 800 km (430 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,100 m (29,900 ft)
  • Wing load: 71.0 kg/m² (14.5 lb/ft²)
  • Max. speed: 288 km/h (179mph) at sea level
  • Cruising speed 250 km/h (135 kn)
  • Climb to 1000 m: 1 min 54 s
  • Climb to 5000 m: 12 min 48 s
  • Initial climb rate : 8.80 m/s (1730 ft/min)
  • Range: 800 km (430 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,600 ft)
  • Wing load: 81.0 kg/m² (16.6 lb/ft²)
  • Max. speed: 272 km/h (147 kn) at sea level
  • Max. speed: 318 km/h (172 kn) at 3500 m
  • Range: 800 km (430 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,500 m (31,200 ft)
Armament Four × MG 08/15 machine guns (two forward, two in rear turret)

Sources[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Green and Swanborough 1994, p. 185.
Bibliography
  • Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon. The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Smithmark, 1994. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.

(Information on this model is difficult to come by and the nature of the relationship between C1/C4/10 is not yet totally resolved)