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Dornier SeaStar


Multirole Amphibious Aircraft


Germany | 2020



"The Dornier SeaStar amphibian recorded a first-flight in 1984 and has yet to reach serial production and operational status."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/31/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

March 2020 - The prototype of a modernized Dornier Seastar took tot he air for the first time on March 28th, 2020.

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Dornier SeaStar Multirole Amphibious Aircraft.
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135 turboprop engine developing 641 horsepower each and driving four-bladed propeller units.
Propulsion
258 mph
415 kph | 224 kts
Max Speed
14,764 ft
4,500 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Dornier SeaStar Multirole Amphibious Aircraft.
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(MANNED)
Crew
41.7 ft
12.70 m
O/A Length
58.2 ft
(17.75 m)
O/A Width
15.9 ft
(4.85 m)
O/A Height
6,393 lb
(2,900 kg)
Empty Weight
10,141 lb
(4,600 kg)
MTOW
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Dornier SeaStar family line.
SeaStar - Base Series Name; two prototypes completed.
SeaStar CD-2
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Dornier SeaStar. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 2 Units

Contractor(s): Dornier Seawings (Wuxi) - Germany / China
National flag of China National flag of modern Germany

[ China (possible); Germany (possible) ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (258mph).

Graph Average of 225 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
2
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
Aviation Timeline
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Image of the Dornier SeaStar
Image from official Dornier Seawings marketing material.
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Image of the Dornier SeaStar
Image from official Dornier Seawings marketing material.
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Image of the Dornier SeaStar
Image from official Dornier Seawings marketing material.
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Image from official Dornier Seawings marketing material.
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Image from official Dornier Seawings marketing material.
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Image of the Dornier SeaStar
Image from official Dornier Seawings marketing material.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to airborne requirements.
MEDEVAC
SEARCH & RESCUE
MARITIME / NAVY
COMMERCIAL AVIATION
VIP SERVICE
RECONNAISSANCE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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