Dornier Do 29 (1934)

The Dornier Do 29 was a proposed zerstörer, or heavy fighter, designed by Dornier as a competitor to the Messerschmitt Bf 110.

Do 29
Role Zerstorer ("Destroyer")
Manufacturer Dornier
Status Design only
Primary user Luftwaffe
Developed from Dornier Do 17

The design answered the Reich Air Ministry requirement in autumn 1934 for a heavy fighter. Highly derivative of the earlier Do 17, the design was rejected before the prototype stage, and work stopped in 1936.

Specifications (estimated)

Data from Luftwaffe secret projects : ground attack & special purpose aircraft [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 15.35 m (50 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.56 m (57 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 55 m2 (590 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 4,270 kg (9,414 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bramo 323A 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 628 kW (842 hp) LH rotation
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bramo 323B 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 628 kW (842 hp) RH rotation
  • Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch propellers

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 460 km/h (290 mph, 250 kn)

Armament

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References

  1. Herwig, Dieter; Rode, Heinz (2003). Luftwaffe secret projects : ground attack & special purpose aircraft. Leicester: Midland. pp. 74–75. ISBN 978-1857801507.


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