The Do 24 flying-boat was designed before World War II and series built to order of the Dutch government for use in the East Indies by the Naval Air Service. With licence production in Holland, a total of 37 were operated as Do 24K. From May 1940 Do 24 on the production lines were completed under German occupation and these - together with later Do 24T and French-built examples - were used by the Luftwaffe as reconnaissance and search-and-rescue aircraft.
The Do 24 was also built under licence in Spain, examples remaining in service into the 1960s.
| ENGINE||3 x BMW "Bramo 323", 735kW|
| Take-off weight||18400 kg||40565 lb|
| Empty weight||10600 kg||23369 lb|
| Wingspan||27.0 m||89 ft 7 in|
| Length||21.9 m||72 ft 10 in|
| Height||5.8 m||19 ft 0 in|
| Wing area||108.0 m2||1162.50 sq ft|
| Max. speed||340 km/h||211 mph|
| Cruise speed||255 km/h||158 mph|
| Ceiling||5900 m||19350 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||4800 km||2983 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||2400 km||1491 miles|
| ARMAMENT||4 machine-guns, 1 x 30mm cannon, 600kg of bombs|
Dutch East Indies as their crews joined the Allied retreat to Australia, They served through World War Two in the Pacific
Dornier Do 24
|john christie, 09.04.2010|
On holiday in Majorca 1969 I saw flying boats patrolling the coast. I believe they were based in Puerto Pollensa. Was it these flying boats?
A development of the Do24 was planned. This was the Do318 which was a larger more capable aircraft of similar design. Two models were planned an Air Sea Rescue type capable of rescuing eight people and a larger longer range reconnaissance model.
I'm assuming that one or more Dornier DO 24 were used to evacuate refugees from the Netherlands East Indies in 1942. Does anybody know how many passengers each of these planes could carry?
|Adrian B, 17.05.2008|
Some of the RNelAF Do 24's found their way into the RAAF after the fall of the Dutch East Indies as their crews joined the Allied retreat to Australia, They served through World War Two in the Pacific
|Dr. Gerhard Kriechbaum, 19.04.2008|
From 1980 through 1984 the amphibian technology demonstrator, known as the Do 24 ATT (Amphibischer Technologie-Traeger) was developed and flight tested by Dornier. It incorporated the overhauled hull and empenage from the last flying Do 24 T seaplane which was returned from Spain in 1971.
The Do 24 ATT had a new wing, 6 new torboprop engines, a nose wheel landing gear and all new systems.
As program manager of this program I have many pictures and would be happy to answer any questions.
DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE DORNIER DO 24 T WERE LANDING AT THE BERLIN LAKE BY MAY 1945 TO FLOWN HITLER S LAST TESTIMONIAL, BUT THE PILOT REJECTED THE COURIER AND PICKED UP 10 WOUNDED SOLDIER AND FLOWN THEM BACK COPENHAGEN
|JACK C. KINNEY, 28.03.2007|
Ref Air & Space Magazine October November 2005
Page 72 of this issue had a fantistic picture or the
Dornier Do 24 a Tri-motor amphibian designed in the 1930's by Claudis Dornier. Does anyone out there know if reprents of this picture are available? Thanks for any help you may lend
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?