Dornier Merkur
Do Merkur D-529
Type Do B-Bal Merkur I   2 + 6 seat airliner used also as ambulance, cargo and surveying aircraft ( Do B-Bel) Do B-Bal 2 Merkur II   2 + 6 seat airliner Do B-Jal Do B-Is CH 171 Floatplane used for a record flight from Zürich to Cape Town
Engine 1 BMW VI 1 BMW VI U 1 Junkers L 55 1 BMW VI
Dimensions Length 12.5 m, height 3.5 m, span 19.6 m, wing area 62.0 m2. Passenger cabin : Length 3.05 m, height 1.72 m, width 1.45 m Length 12.9 m, height 3.6 m, span 19.6 m, wing area 62.0 m2. Passenger cabin : Length 3.05 m, height 1.72 m, width 1.45 m   Length 13.3 m, height 4.7  m, span 19.6 m, wing area
Weights Empty 2219kg,fuel 410 kg, oil 54 kg,  flying weight 3384 kg Empty 2780 kg, fuel 300 kg, oil 30 kg, flying weight 4100 kg   Empty 2570 kg,  flying weight 3600 kg
Performance Max. speed 190 km/hat sea level, cruising speed 160 km/h at sea level, service ceiling 5200 m, climb to 3000 m 19 - 23 min., range 700 km, landing speed 95 km/h, endurance 4.3 h Max. speed 192 km/h, service ceiling 4000 m, climb to 2000 m 15.6 min.,   Max. speed 182 km/h at sea level, cruising speed 150 km/h at sea level, climb to 3000 m 28 min.,  service ceiling 4800 m, range 450 km, landing speed 95 km/h
Type WerkNr. Registration History
  63 D-528 "Luchs". Built 1925 with BMW IV. Delivered to Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG. To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur
  64 D-529 "Schakal". Built 1925 with BMW IV. Delivered to Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG. To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur. Destroyed July 1933
  65 D-546 "Hyäne". Built 1925 with BMW IV. Delivered to Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG. To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur. Unregistered from Aug. 1933
  66 D-552 "Gepard". Built 1925 with BMW IV. Delivered to Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG. To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur. Destroyed in June 1930
  71 D-562 "Marder". Built 1925, to DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur. Unregistered from Aug. 1933. To DVS GmbH in June 1934.  Destroyed in 1935
  74 D-580 "Panther". Built 1925 with BMW IV. Delivered to Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG. To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur.  Unregistered from Aug. 1933. To DVS GmbH in June 1934. 
  75 D-585 "Puma". Built 1925 with BMW IV. Delivered to Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG. To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur. Crashed 23/9 1927 at Schleiz (Pilot willy Charlett + mechanic and 5 passengers were killed - including von Maltzahn)
  76 D-597 "Wildkatze". Built 1925 with BMW IV. Delivered to Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG. To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur. Crashed 16/10 1933 at Hohemack.
  78 D-711, D-UZYZ "Löwe". To DLH in 1926 and rebuilt to Merkur. To RLM in 1935.
  83 D-774 To DVS GmbH
  84 D-775  
  85 D-1101 "Präriewolf". To DLH in 1928 and rebuilt to Merkur. Crashed 29/11 1929 at Kahlenast
  87 D-1102, D-UDYF "Edelmarder". To DLH in 1928. To RLM in 1935
  88 D-1103, D-USYM "Silberfuchs". To DLH in 1928.  To RLM in 1935
  89 RR 27, D-427 "Zobel". To Deruluft in 1927. In June 1928 to DLH. To RLM in 1934
  90 D-982  
  91 D-913 In Febr. 1928 to DVL e.V., Adlershof. From 1932 to Berliner Lufthafen Gesellschaft for exhibition
  92 D-936, P-BAAB "Gaucho". To the Brazilian company Syndicato Condor in 1931.
  94 RR 28, D-1078 "Iltis". To Deruluft 1927-28.Used by DLH in March 1928.To RLM in 1934Destroyed in 1935
  95 D-969 In May 1928 to DVL e.V., Adlershof
  96 D-970 In Febr. 1928 to DVL e.V., Adlershof. Registration withdrawn in Jan. 1932
  97 RR 29, D-1082, D-UKON "Leopard". To Deruluft 1927-28. In May 1928 to DLH. To RLM in 1934
  98 D-972, D-UQET "Königstiger". To DLH. To RLM in 1935
  99 D-973 In June 1928 to DVS. Dismanteled in Nov. 1931
Do B-Bal 100 RR-UAR, CCCP-211 Used by the UKRWOSDUCHPUTJ from Sept. 1926, out of service in 1929
  121 D-1076, URSS-D304 "Silberlöwe". In April 1928 to DLH. From July 1929 to Deruluft. Sold to Aeroflot in Febr. 1932
  122 D-1077 "Wiesel". To DLH in April 1928. To Deruluft in 1929
  123 D-1686 "Mungo". To DLH in July 1929. Crashed in June 1930
  126 D-1465, URSS-306, URSS-D306 "Hermelin". In Aug. 1928 to DLH. To Deruluft in 1929. Sold to Aeroflot in March 1932
  127 D-1079 "Blaufuchs". To Deruluft in April 1928. To DLH in Aug. 1928. In June 1929 to Deruluft.  Destroyed in Nov. 1932
  128 D-1080 "Weißfuchs". To Deruluft in April 1928. To DLH in Aug. 1928. In April 1929 to Deruluft.
  129 D-1081 "Kreuzfuchs". To Deruluft in April 1928. To DLH in July 1928. In July 1929 to Deruluft. Sold to Aeroflot  in Febr. 1932
  130 RR 30, D-1451 "Nerz". To DLH in July 1928. In 1929 to Deruluft.  Sold to Aeroflot  in March 1932
  157 D-1083, D-UHAS "Polarfuchs". To DLH in March 1928. To RLM in 1934
  158 D-1084, D-UVIZ "Eisbär". To DLH in April 1928. To RLM in 1934
  159 D-1085 "Seelöwe". To DLH in March1928. Destroyed in July 1931
  160 D-1086 "Bär". To DLH in March 1928. Crashed 8/8 1929 at Witzholden
Do B-Bal,  Do B-Jal 161 D-1087 "Steinmarder". Rebuilt to Do B-Jal in April 1929 (Junker L 55) , back to B-Bal in July 1930. To DLH in March 1928. In June 1934 to DVS GmbH
Do B-Bal 163 R-RDAWm CCCP-148 Delivered to DOBROLJOT in October 1927 until end of 1932. Later used by a flying school
Do B-Bal 2 166 D-1232 Used by the DVS from April 1932
  173 RR 34, D-1605, D-ULAV or D-ULAF "Kreuzfuchs". To DLH in April 1929. To RLM in 1935
Do B-Bal,   Do B-Bal 2 174 RR 35, D-1595 "Wiesel". To DLH in April 1929. Rebuilt to Do B-Bal 2 in June 1929. Crashed 1930
Do B-Bal 175 RR 36, D-1629, D-UPEN "Blaufuchs". To DLH in May 1929. To RLM in 1935
Do B-Bal 2 176 D-1445 "Nerz".To Deruluft in July 1928. To DLH in Febr. 1930.For a short period Gnôme-Rhône Jupiter was used. Crashed 22/6 1934 at Chaussehausen because of bad weather (7 on board, one of the crew was killed)
Do B-Bal 2 177 D-1455 "Weissfuchs". To Deruluft in Aug. 1928. To DLH in Aug. 1929. Crashed 13/6 1931 at Saarbrücken because of engine failure, (All on board killed, 2 + 2)
Do B-Bal 2 178 D-1458, D-UNEQ "Hermelin". To Deruluft in July 1928. To DLH in April 1929. To RLM in 1935
    CH 142 To Gren SA, Switzerland. Bought by Ad Astra 20/5 1927 and rebuilt to Merkur. Taken over by Swissair 26/3 1931. Scrapped 1932
    CH-171 Used by Walter Mittelholzer for the famous Africa Flight. After this used by Ad Astra from beginning of 1927 until 26/3 1931. To Swissair, srapped in June 1932
    YU- 201 Crashed  13/6 1931 at Selce
    YU- 223 Crashed in March 1933 at Hvar Island