Dornier Do 228

in Indian Coast Guard Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 24
Service Entry: 1986
Retirement: In Service

History

Three Dornier-built Do 228-101s were initially obtained, the first two being handed over in Germany on 7 July 1986 and arriving in India on 18 July. An order for eighteen more licence-built Do 228-101s was placed with HAL, for delivery mid 1988-1999. (By March 1997 The ICG had received 14 Do 228-101 from HAL). In 1999 an order was placed for an additional 7 aircraft, to be delivered 2001-203. An planned eventual total of 36 aircraft has been officially approved. The Do 228 is used for maritime patrol, fisheries protection, long-range search & rescue and anti-smuggling missions. The aircraft are fitted with a MEL Super Marec search radar, IR/UV linescan, Litton Omega navigation system, a powerful searchlight and weapons hard points.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CG 751 7053 D-CILA 16 July 1987 ff 31.10.85, last noted Nov 1992
CG 752 7059 D-CIRI 18 July 1986 ff 14.03.86, with CGAS 700 Feb 2001
CG 753 7062 D-CAUM 18 July 1986 ff 3.05.86, last noted Nov 1992
CG 754 7113/H1012   mid 1988 ff 18.02.88, with CGAS 700 Feb 2001
CG 755 7105/H1013   mid 1988 ff 05.03.89, with CGAS 751 Feb 2001
CG 756 7106/H1014   26 Apr 1989 ff 14.03.89
CG 757 7114/H1015   1988 ff 24.03.88, w/o 2 Jan 1993 crashed into sea off Paradip.
CG 758 H3018   1991 last noted 3.91
CG 759 H3019   1989 last noted 4.91
CG 760 H4039   1991 last noted 12.98
CG 761 H3021   1990 last noted 5.91
CG 762 H3022   1990 last noted 3.92
CG 763 H4044   June 1994  
CG 764     ?  
CG 765     ?  
CG 766     Dec 1996  
CG 767     ?  
CG 768     ?  
CG 769     ?  
CG 770     ?  
CG 771     ?  
CG 772     ?  
CG 773     ?  
CG 774     ?  

Pictures


HAL-built Do 228 CG 776. (photo, Simon Watson)

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Mach III) p.269
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III) p.300

Other Sources

To be added.

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