Dornier Do 22Kg


  • Role: Naval Cooperation
  • Dimensions: Wingspan 16.20 m, length 13.12 m, height 4.83 m
  • Engine: 1 x Hispano – Suiza 12Y21 (910 hp)
  • Armament: 2 × 7,92 mm FN-Browning machine guns, 500 lb of bomb payload
  • Crew: 3
  • Number in service: 12
  • Country of production: Germany
  • Years in service: 1938 – 1941

The Do 22Kg was one of the most “exotic” airplanes the Air Force used, as it was built in limited numbers exclusively for exporting. The export models were labeled as Do 22Kl, Kj, Kg and equipped according to the specifications for each country (g for Griechenland=Greece).

The Do 22Kg were delivered between 1938 and 1939. They were enlisted to the 12th Naval Cooperation Squadron and used for convoy escort missions. Due to the lack of modern army cooperation airplanes, standard landing gear system was installed to 8 of them and they were assigned to the 2nd Observation Squadron in spring 1941.

Most of the airplanes were destructed by air raid, but one escaped to Egypt, where it served under British command for a short period, along with 7 Yugoslavian airplanes of the same type.