Do 27
Do 27 of MFG 5

Dornier's Do 27 was one of the first aircraft to be designed and produced in Germany after World War II. The first airframe was finished in october 1956 and carried the civil registration D-EKER. The nimble Do 27 had superb STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) capabilities and was found to suit German military demands for a light liaison and observation aircraft percectly well.
As a result a total of 428 aircraft were delivered to the all branches of the Bundeswehr.

Do 27
The Marineflieger were to receive 14 aircraft, but these were supplemented by 9 surplus aircraft from both Luftwaffe and Heeresflieger.
MFG 5 - by the still the Seenotstaffel - took delivery of the first airframes on 28th july 1958. Both jet airwings also had Do 27 in their inventories and used them as liaison aircraft.
In the end of 1964 all Do 27 were handed over to MFG 1 and continued flying until the types retirement from naval service in 1972.
Do 27 of Kiel based MFG 5

Technical data:
Wingspan           : 12,00m
Length             :  9,60m
Height             :  3,50m
Weight empty       :  1050kg
max. Takeoff Weight:  1570kg
max. Speed         :  250km/h
Range              : 1100km
Serviceceiling     :10000ft
Lycoming Go-480-B1-A6
Thrust             : 201kW
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