Dornier Do.19 | D-AGAI

Dornier Do.19 | D-AGAI

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Along with the Junkers Ju.89, the Do.19 was developed as part of the 'Ural Bomber' program championed by Gen. Walther Wever who foresaw the need for long range strategic bombing capability. When Gen. Wever was killed in April of 1936, the goal of a strategic bombing capability died with him. On April 29, 1937, the Ural-Bomber bomber program was cancelled by Kesselring in spite of protests. Kesselring felt the production and development resources would be better used to develop and build tactical bombers such as the Do.17 and He.111. This philosophy would later haunt and severely handicap the Luftwaffes ability to strike at Russia's production capabilities.


Aircraft model

Do.19

Operator

Icon_32_2 Germany (Nazi) | Military

Registration number

D-AGAI

Aircraft

Dornier Do.19 | D-AGAI

Dornier Do.19 | D-AGAI

Dornier Do.19 | D-AGAI