Do 24 file photo

Do 24

CountryGermany
ManufacturerDornier Flugzeugwerke
Primary RoleSeaplane
Maiden Flight3 July 1937

Contributor: C. Peter Chen

The Do 24 three-engined flying boats were designed to fulfill a Dutch requirement for maritime patrol and rescue in the Dutch East Indies. They were all-metal monoplanes with stabilizing sponsons. The first six were built in Germany by Dornier Flugzeugwerke, and the subsequent models were built in the Netherlands under license by Aviolanda. After the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940, Aviolanda continued to manufacture them, but under strict German supervision. Later, French firm SNCA produced Do 24 aircraft as well, also under German supervision. During the war, 6 surviving aircraft of the 35 Dutch Do 24 aircraft operating in the Pacific colonies were transferred to the Australian Air Force in Feb 1942, making Do 24 among the few models that served both sides of the war. Between 1937 and 1945, 279 were built.

Source: Wikipedia.

SPECIFICATIONS

Do 24
MachineryThree Bramo 323 9-cylinder radial engines rated at 1,000 each
Armament1x20mm MG 151 cannon, 2x7.92mm MG 15 machine guns, 12x50kg bombs
Crew6
Span27.00 m
Length21.89 m
Height5.90 m
Wing Area108.00 m
Weight, Empty13,470 kg
Weight, Loaded18,400 kg
Speed, Maximum341 km/h
Service Ceiling5,900 m
Range, Normal2,900 km

Photographs

Do 24 float plane taking off, date unknownZ.506 Airone aircraft being transported on land, date unknown; note Do 24 float plane in backgroundGerman Do 24 aircraft at Narvik, Norway, Apr 1940; note damaged buildings in backgroundGerman Do 24 aircraft in Romania, circa 1941




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Visitor Submitted Comments

  1. Alan Chanter says:
    7 Jan 2008 03:11:57 AM

    Dutch built Do.24s were initially powered by American Wright R-1820-F52 or later -G102 radial engines to meet the Dutch desire to use the same engines as those fitted to their Martin 139 bombers. As late as August 1941 Dutch Dornier Do.24s were still being delivered to the Luftwaffe with Wright engines.
  2. BILL says:
    20 Mar 2009 06:20:21 PM

    Dornier Do 24T-1 (DA+EVA) Operated by the Reichsdienst on aeromedical duties. Operators: Luftwaffe, Australia, France, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. Some Do 24's are still flying having been re-built, powered by new turbo prop engines.
  3. BILL says:
    7 Apr 2009 07:22:35 PM

    A rebuilt model of Dornier Do 24, called the ATT is flying powered by Three Pratt & Whitney PT6A-45 Series Engines.

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