Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Dornier Merkur

Dornier Merkur (Do B-Bal) passenger aircraft D-562, Marder [Mustelidae], Werknummer 71, of Deutsche Luft Hansa. Aircraft was manufactured in 1925 and powered by a water-cooled BMW VI V-12 engine.

The aircraft's registration has been applied by means of the typical Dornier factory stencil, used from 1926 on. The application of aircraft registrations only became more standardized in accordance with the decrees of 1930 and thereafter

D-562 was entered in the German aircraft registry in 1926. It was transferred to the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule [German air transport school] in June of 1934. It was destroyed in 1935. Location and exact date of photo unknown. (Fischer collection)

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