Dewoitine D.27

The Dewoitine D.27 was a parasol monoplane fighter aircraft designed by Emile Dewoitine in 1928. A total of 66 D.27 fighters were produced for the Swiss Air Force from 1930. It was also licence-built in Romania and Yugoslavia.

Dewoitine D.27
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Dewoitine
Origin Switzerland
Country Name Origin Year
Switzerland 1928
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Switzerland View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Dewoitine 85 View
After the end of World War I, the slump in demand for aircraft forced Dewoitine to close his company and move to Switzerland in 1927.

He produced the D.27 the following year, 66 of which were produced for the Swiss Air Force from 1931. It was also license-built in Yugoslavia by Zmaj aircraft and in Romania.

Seven strengthened versions, designated the D.53, served experimentally with the French Escadrille 7C1, flying from the aircraft carrier BĂ©arn.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.80 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.79 m (9 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,382 kg (3,046 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 12Mc liquid-cooled V12 engine, 373 kW (500 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 312 km/h (169 knots, 194 mph)
  • Range: 600 km (324 nm, 373 mi)
  • Service ceiling 9,200 m (30,185 ft)

Armament

  • 2 x fixed forward-firing 7.5 mm (.30 in) Darne machine guns

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