German Dornier Flying Boats
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1917
Dornier Rs III

1918
German
Dornier RSIV

1919
German
Dornier G1

1920 (or 1924?)
German
Dornier
CS 2 Delphin DoL1



1923
Dornier
Do 15 Whale (and Super Wal)
The Wal (Whale): 30 delivered for the Luftwaffe in 1935. Eventually replaced by the Do 18 and was relegated to training roles.





1926 Super Wal

1926 Super Wal
1924
Dornier
Libellule


1924
Dornier
Spatz

1929
Dornier DoX






1931
Dornier
Do S

1931
Dornier
4000 hp

1936
Dornier Do 18
The Do 18N was use primarily for Air/Sea rescue and were painted white with prominent red crosses. However, it is widely believed that at least some of these aircraft used these markings as a cover to perform ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) missions. Eventually the Do 18 was replaced in service by the Bv 138.







1937
Dornier Do 24
Designed for the Netherlands: by 1940 eleven had been delivered and another 26 were built under license. Nazi's continued production (170) for the Luftwaffe and converted a French Potez-CAMS factory (48). After the war the CAMS factory continued in production, making a further 20 aircraft to augment ex-Luftwaffe machines in Aéronavale service, bringing the total to more than 60. They were used until 1955 when they were sold to Spain to augment the dozen purchased from Germany in 1944. These were the last large flying boats in European operation.
Do-318:
The Do-318 was a modification design in 1943 for better suitability for rescue and reconnaissance work. The fuselage was higher, lengthened in the front, weight increased substantially (44,000 pounds) and the fuselage had hollow chambers to prevent the aircraft from sinking.















1937
Dornier
Do 26
The Do 26 had a gull wing and retractable floats. The push/pull arrangement allows for the rear propellers (hinged) to rotate upwards 10° to clear the water spray.





Note the angle on the rear props

 
 

 


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