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Dornier SeaStar

Multirole Amphibious Aircraft

Dornier SeaStar

Multirole Amphibious Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Dornier SeaStar amphibian recorded a first-flight in 1984 and has yet to reach serial production and operational status.
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ORIGIN: Germany
YEAR: 2020
STATUS: In-Development
MANUFACTURER(S): Dornier Seawings (Wuxi) - Germany / China
PRODUCTION: 2
OPERATORS: China (possible); Germany (possible)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Dornier SeaStar model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 41.67 feet (12.7 meters)
WIDTH: 58.23 feet (17.75 meters)
HEIGHT: 15.91 feet (4.85 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 6,393 pounds (2,900 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 10,141 pounds (4,600 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135 turboprop engine developing 641 horsepower each and driving four-bladed propeller units.
SPEED (MAX): 258 miles-per-hour (415 kilometers-per-hour; 224 knots)
CEILING: 14,764 feet (4,500 meters; 2.80 miles)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• SeaStar - Base Series Name; two prototypes completed.
• SeaStar CD-2






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (258mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue