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This ocean-going flying boat was used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War and in Spain until the 1960s as a sea rescue plane.

More than 200 Do 24s were built in various versions between 1937 and 1945. The Do 24 was used by the Luftwaffe for long-range reconnaissance, transport, and above all as a sea rescue plane. It was an outstanding aircraft for that mission, since it could take off and land on high seas with waves up to one metre high. The plane is displayed with its markings from 1960–1969 when it was used as a sea rescue plane in Spain.

Technical specifications:

  • Development company:  Dornier Werke GmbH,  Friedrichshafen, 1944
  • Wingspan: 27.0 m
  • Length: 21.9 m
  • Take-off weight: 16200–18400 kg
  • Crew: 6
  • Cruising speed: 300 km/h
  • Power plant: 3 x Bramo 323 R 2 nine-cylinder radial engines
  • Power rating: 3 x 764 kW