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- Oct 11, 2010
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This flying boat was developed by Dornier for the Dutch Navy in 1934. The design was later also adopted by the Luftwaffe and proved to be one of the best flying boats ever build, serving upto 1970 with the Spanish SAR.
The Dornier Do 24 was a broad-beamed hull flying boat designed to perform reconaissance, bomber, maritime patrol , search and rescue duties. Developed by Dornier as replacement of the old “Wal”, the new Do-24 was characterized by a power plant of three 940 HP Bramo wing-mounted radial engines. The solution adopted, much more modern and reliable than the previous one, combined with a robust parasol-wing and twin tails, allowed to Dornier Do-24 to reach a top speed of 340 Km/h. Thanks to its range of 2,700 Km and thanks to its offensive load of 1,200 Kg, the Dornier Do-24 has been used for several operational tasks on all fronts. Furthermore it has been appreciate for its reliability and flexibility and, due to this, it served with Luftwaffe during all the years of WW2.