Dornier Do 32K "Kiebitz"


The Dornier Do 32K Kiebitz was a German reconnaissance and communications mobile drone developed during the 1960's. The Dornier Do 32K consisted of a tethered rotating-wing platform with an operational ceiling of 300 meters and an endurance of 24 hours operation time. The Dornier Do 32K was designed for use as an emergency transmitter aerial, as a relay and directional communications system, and for reconnaissance and meteorological measurements.

Technical data for Dornier Do-32K

Engine: 2 x KND T-212 cold-cycle turbo-compressors, main rotor diameter: 7.5m, take-off weight: 165kg, payload: 85kg, max vertical speed: 3m/s, service height: 300m