Dornier Do 28

With Dornier Do 28, two different twin-engined STOL multipurpose aircraft of the German manufacturer Dornier were called. They were used primarily military in the German Army and other armed forces. There, examination Thu, 28 A / B were (1959) and the Do 28 D Skyservant (1966 ) was prepared.

Dornier Do 28 A / B

From single-engine Do 27 end of the 1950s, the twin-engine variant Thu, 28 has been developed. When designed as a cantilever high-wing Thu, 28 foils and the buoyancy aids of Thu, 27 were taken together with the rear fuselage section of the cabin for six people, and the control surfaces. The two Lycoming engines and the two spring struts of streamline -paneled main landing gear were attached to a lower wing. As the Do 27, Do 28 was characterized by a high cruising speed, excellent slow flight characteristics, as well as very short take-off and landing distances of dirt from places. The first flight of Thu, 28 A with two 255 hp Lycoming engines 0-540 type and two-bladed propeller was held in Oberpfaffenhofen on 20 March 1960.

The Do 28 B had two 290 hp from its Lycoming engines of type IO -540 and three-bladed Verstellluftschrauben.

With the designation Thu, 28 C was still an eight -seater version with two 530 WPS strong propeller turbines in development, however, was not realized.

A total of 120 machines of the type Thu, 28 A / B were built, of which today are patterns in Africa and South America in use.

Dornier Do 28 D Skyservant

Although the designation Do 28 D of this suggests, it is not a variant of the first Do- 28 series. The aircraft, together with the Thu, 28 A and 28 B Thurs only about the external shape and the wing construction. It is a completely new design with a rectangular cross-section of the fuselage and engine nacelles. The aim was to establish the most simply designed, sturdy, easy to be loaded and to be repaired aircraft for use under difficult conditions. 121 Dornier Do 28 D -2 Skyservant were built 1971-1974 in Oberpfaffenhofen for the German Army and served until the introduction of the Do 228- LT ( 1994) mainly as a transport and liaison aircraft. 20 machines of this series of the navy were passed, ten were from 1978 also for maritime surveillance and were therefore provided on the wings with tanks for extra fuel ( see photo). As annoying the strong noise was felt that was increasingly anachronistic. There was therefore also an evolution Thu 128-6, which was much quieter thanks to its turbine drive. An aircraft of this model was equipped as a test vehicle for the Do 228 with the " New Technology Wing " (TNT).

Between the entry into service, the retirement and the sale of most machines, it came in the 20 years only three accidents, two aircraft of the Air Force and the Navy were lost.

The aircraft model was flown in 30 countries and flies partially there today. More than 150 units were built.

The crew consisted of two pilots, there were up to twelve passengers will be taken.

In the jargon of the Bundeswehr Thu 28 was called something disrespectfully called "farmer's eagle ", but was a reliable "workhorse" very popular. Turkey has won both versions transport two specially equipped SIGINT aircraft, codenamed Anadolou.

Currently, there are only the two Thu, 28 D2 - copies of the RK air service in airworthy condition with original German registration and are regularly operated from the airfield Uetersen in the west of Hamburg from the reservist work. The as D- ICDY (ex 58 89 ) approved machine of RK air service knew your service to the nineties as an auditorium version for training in practical air navigation. The second Skyservant D -IRES (ex 59 11) knew your last service as a transport and liaison aircraft at Naval Air Squadron 2 in Kiel Holtenau.

Dornier Do 28 D -2 OU Skyservant " oil -Do "

The here in the photos knows pictured Dornier Do 28 D -2 OU Skyservant was the oil surveillance aircraft of the Naval Air Wing 5 were converted in 1984 and 1985 by the German Federal Ministry of Transport two machines (59 13, 59 19 ) to the North and track Baltic polluters. The machines mentioned by the naval aviation " oil -Do " differ from the normal model by a mounted in the fuselage center elongated side -looking radar ( SLAR ) antenna and the black radome under the cockpit. 1991 flew both Dos for a few weeks during the first Iraq war with different orders in the Persian Gulf. In September, the two oil - Dos, together with a Do 228 LM ( 57 01) at the Naval Air Wing 3 " Graf Zeppelin" released and replaced at the end of 1995 by the successor model Dornier Do 228 LM.

Of the oil - Dos (Do 28 and Do 228 ) were in over 18,000 flight hours from the start of the surveillance flights 1986 to September 2002, 2900 marine pollution registered and 300 polluters are identified.

One of these machines (59 19) is on display at Aeronauticum in the north woods.

Dornier Do 28 G.92

Based on the D version developed by the Hungarian Andreas Gál 1997, two Czech turbine engines powered version, which should serve the parachute jumpers. The aim was to build a robust, fast growing and optimally tailored to the needs of the Absetzbetriebes aircraft. For this purpose the standard built piston engines were from the Slovak Aerotech Slovakia at seven original D-2 machines replaced, modified the Electrical and de-icing equipment, as well as alternative propeller and a Springer equipment with roller door, wind deflectors and handles installed. The Hungarian Aviation Authority CAA issued the G.92 in March 1997 admission. An authorization within the JAA States in 2007, applied for at the German Federal Aviation Authority. In Europe, flew 2008, three machines, all with Hungarian registration, including in Soest and Wiener Neustadt. 2009 Wiener Neustadt machine was registered (until then HA- ACM ) as the first G.92 with German approval under the registration D - Yedo.

Israel Defense Forces

The Israeli Air Force made ​​in 1971, the model Thu, 28 B-1 in service. A total of 12 to 26 pieces in the civil aircraft market were procured. The aircraft carried the nickname of Agur ( Crane ). They were decommissioned in 2001, but then put back into service in 2003. The exact number of which are still in use aircraft is unknown.

Military user

  • Air force
  • Army
  • Navy pilot