The Dornier Do 27 was a German single-engine STOL utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) after the Second World War. The design is a classic high-wing, "tail-dragger" aircraft with fixed landing gear. The Do 27 seats four to six people and the original prototype first flew in Spain in 1955. Most production aircraft were built in Germany.


The German Luftwaffe and German Army ordered a total of 428 of the Do 27A and Do 27B (with dual controls). The type was also used by many civil operators. The Do 27 was notable for being the first mass-produced aircraft in Germany after World War II. It was appreciated for its relatively wide, comfortable cabin and excellent short-field STOL performance.

Dornier Do 27 in  Luftwaffe scheme

This aircraft Ser.no L-514/381, built 1959. Civil utility aircraft, registration D-EBAC. In former German air force colour scheme with number "56+76", photographed at Texel airfield, The Netherlands during a visit.

Photographed July 2010 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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