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Dewoitine D.27


Dewoitine D.27

Role: Fighter
Manufacturer: Dewoitine
First flight: 1928
Introduction: 1931
Primary user: Swiss Air Force

The Dewoitine D.27 was a parasol monoplane fighter aircraft designed by x‰mile Dewoitine in 1928.

Design and development

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 licence-built in Romania and Yugoslavia.

Operational history

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

Minor Variants

D.531 : One aircraft used for testing a Hispano-Suiza engine.
D.532 : A single aircraft used for testing a Rolls-Royce Kestrel inline engine.
D.535 : One aircraft fitted with a HS 12Xbis engine.
D.534 : Used for parachute trials.



Aviation Navale


Romanian Air Force


Swiss Air Force


Yugoslavian Air Force

Specifications (D.27)

Data from Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft

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: 1x— Hispano-Suiza 12Mc liquid-cooled V12 engine, 373 kW (500 hp)


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


2 x— fixed forward-firing 7.5 mm (.295 in) Darne machine guns

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