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Meanwhile in the real world: Crowds pose with the Dornier Do X aircraft circa mid-1930s. The largest flying boat in the world when first produced in 1929. The luxurious passenger accommodation approached the standards of transatlantic liners.

Meanwhile in the real world: Crowds pose with the Dornier Do X aircraft circa mid-1930s. The largest flying boat in the world when first produced in 1929. The luxurious passenger accommodation approached the standards of transatlantic liners.

Latécoère L631

Latécoère L631

Dornier Do-24ATT aircraft picture Dornier Do 24 is a 1930s German three-engine flying boat designed by the Dornier Flugzeugwerke for maritime patrol and search and rescue. According to Dornier records, some 12,000 people were rescued by Do 24s during its flying career. A total of 279 were built among several factories from 1937–1945. Do 24 ATT Post-war restoration/amphibian conversion with three Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 turboprop engines, one converted.

Dornier Do-24ATT aircraft picture Dornier Do 24 is a 1930s German three-engine flying boat designed by the Dornier Flugzeugwerke for maritime patrol and search and rescue. According to Dornier records, some 12,000 people were rescued by Do 24s during its flying career. A total of 279 were built among several factories from 1937–1945. Do 24 ATT Post-war restoration/amphibian conversion with three Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 turboprop engines, one converted.

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A Pan Am flying boat at the New York City Marine Air Terminal circa the 1940

A Pan Am flying boat at the New York City Marine Air Terminal circa the 1940

Focke-Wulf Fw 200 C-8.

Focke-Wulf Fw 200 C-8.

Saunders Roe SR.45 Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus propellers). The largest flying boat ever constructed, with ten turboprop engines driving 6 pods of propellers. 3 were ordered & built for BOAC, but only one flew. The age of the flying boat was ending when the first took to the air, in 1952. The order was cancelled and the 3 were scrapped after approaches to the RAF & USAF for their use as transports failed.

Saunders Roe SR.45 Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus propellers). The largest flying boat ever constructed, with ten turboprop engines driving 6 pods of propellers. 3 were ordered & built for BOAC, but only one flew. The age of the flying boat was ending when the first took to the air, in 1952. The order was cancelled and the 3 were scrapped after approaches to the RAF & USAF for their use as transports failed.

Short Shetland Flying Boat G-AGVD Launch Rochester Kent Press Release Photo 1947

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