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German Navy Do-228 MR

A maritime aircraft that performs a pollution control role, in particular oil spills, over the Baltic Sea and North Sea, will be on display in the Air Tattoo's static park.

The German Navy Do-228 MR (Maritime Reconnaissance) aircraft will come from Marinefliegergeschwader 3 (MFG3) based at Nordholz.

The aircraft, which entered service with the German Navy in 1982, can fly high over large and remote areas using airborne sensor systems to detect pollution and collect a range of atmospheric data.

A new version of the Do-228, called the Do-228 NG (New Generation), produced by RUAG, can also be seen on static display. The NG is essentially the same aircraft as its predecessor but with improved technologies and performance including a new, five-blade propeller, a glass cockpit and longer range.

The aircraft has a maximum speed of 433km/h, a range of 1,111kms and a ceiling of 28,000ft.

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