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No. 9359. Dornier Do S Has (D-1967 c/n 183)
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Dornier Do S Has

10/31/2009. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Production of three of this flying boat was started in 1929, due to lack of orders only D-1967 was finished. Depending on the layout 22 to 30 passenger could be seated in the main cabin, while the four crew occupied the upper deck, although the two pilots were seated in the open. Fitted with four 640 hp Hispao-Suiza 12 Lbr twelve-cylinder liquid-cooled V-engines the aircraft was first flown on March 29, 1930.

Subsequently the aircraft was used in the testing of hydrofoils to reduce the shockload force during takeoff and landing. In 1933 the aircraft was obtained by the DVS at List on the isle of Sylt, however, the Do S Has was written off in 1935 after an accident in the Baltic.

Created October 31, 2009