NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 4219. Dornier Do 212 V1 (HB-GOG)
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Dornier Do 212 V1

06/05/2005. Remarks by Nico Braas: "The Do 212 from the 'A.G. für Dornierflugzeuge', the Swiss Dornier works at Altenrhein, was a design for a small 4-seat amphibian according to German requirements. It was of a modern all metal construction, fitted with a 450 hp Hirth HM 512-B-0 air-cooled engine just aft of the cabin, driving a four-bladed pusher propeller through an extension shaft. To protect the propeller against splash water during take-off, the shaft could be tilted upward through 12°. Construction started in 1941 and in late July 1942 the aircraft was ready for test flight. On August 3, Egon Fath made a few attempts to start from the water, but these failed. A Do 24 was used to tow the Do 212 and it finally flew, however instability forced the pilot to ditch just after take off. Further trials ended in the same way and development was terminated. It was scrapped in 1943."

Created May 22, 2005