For Sale
Dornier Do-27 B-3


Year of construction  1959
Country  Germany
City/Aerodrome  TBA
Description  The Do 27 which Boschung Global is offering is a little more special that most, given that it was once flown by NASA Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Built in 1959, this aircraft is one of sixteen B-3 dual control machines produced. It began its use as a research platform in 1960, operating initially from Oberpfaffenhoffen with ESt 61 (Erprobungsstelle) and thereafter from Braunschweig with the German Test and Research Institute for Aviation and Spaceflight - in which colours it still wears today. In 1969 the Dornier was equipped with Fly-By-Wire systems for flight testing, the aircraft continuing to be involved in aerospace, experimental flights and occasionally glider towing for more than two decades thereafter.

In 2018 the Dornier was passed into private ownership and made appearances at various air shows where it demonstrated the type's now legendary flying prowess.
Airplane time state  Airframe:
TTSN 3620 hrs
4850 Total Landings

1x Lycoming GO-480-B1A6
TSO 980 hrs
TBO 1400 hrs
Overhauled in 1988, one cylinder replaced 2021.

1x Hartzell HC-82-V20-1B / V101 33D-3
TSO 150 hrs
TBO 1500 hrs; 5 yrs LTA insp. in 2022
Avionics  GARMIN GNC 255A VHF COM/NAV 8,33 kHz
FLIGHTCOM 403 6-place intercom
GARMIN GTX 330 Mode S Transponder
ACK A-30 ALT Encoder
Bendix King KG102A Directional Gyro with slaving unit
Bendix King KI252A HSI
Bendix King RMI KI-229
(ADF receiver currently not installed, wiring exists for Becker AD2070)
Remarks  Aircraft is presently equipped with 4 seats.
A second seat bench is included in the offer to operate the aircraft in a 6-seat configuration (only seat belts subject to replacement).
Being the -B3 version of the Dornier 27, the aircraft features dual controls with one set of brakes on the pilot side.
On the bottom side to the rear of the pilots, there is a large camera hole facing directly downwards for photo missions.
This was used for reconnaissance missions on the military versions of the Dornier 27. Furthermore, it is possible to open the rear doors in flight, making the aircraft perfect for aerial photography as well as parachute dropping.
The Dornier 27s speed range from stall speed (24 kts) to never exceed speed (178 kts) is remarkable and makes it worth to see on airshows.
Its slats and flaperons support the STOL-abilities of the aircraft. Together with its useful load of 600kg, this is a very versatile airplane.
Price  Inquire

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Offered by

Boschung Global Ltd.
Marzena Staniszewska
Sarnen, Switzerland
Phone +41445863630

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