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More: Netherlands, Mid 1930's
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D-1920 A shot of my grandpa. Huge Do-X in Holland.
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A visitor from South Africa posted Sat January 5, 2013:
Flew dornier for 7 years, never had to chance to fly a lady like this one.

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 11, 2011:
This is a MARVEL of German engineering.
I worked for Pan Am World Airways for 27 years, and we flew this aircraft in the early 30's between RIO and NYC.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri July 24, 2009:
One of the great planes from the golden age. What a pity that we will never see its like again.

A visitor from United States posted Tue December 16, 2008:
It's been over 50 yrs. since i last saw a photo of the do-x. as a kid, i didn't believe that it was real, but i hoped that it was. thank you for this photo depicting the accomplishment of a real visionary.

A visitor from Italy posted Tue December 18, 2007:
A fantastic airplane and a great historical record.

A visitor from Italy posted Tue December 18, 2007:
Classic air history of Dornier push pull props.

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 30, 2007:
Incredibly clear..

A visitor from Australia posted Tue January 16, 2007:
Great shot!

A visitor from France posted Wed September 27, 2006:
Rare photograph of the first large commercial flight aircraft

A visitor from Canada posted Sun August 20, 2006:
So much has happened in avaition in so few years.

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A visitor from Poland posted Fri December 9, 2005:
Superb photo

A visitor from Switzerland posted Thu October 20, 2005:
Checking the original postcard "DO-X-Landing on the Lake of Zurich-November 1932" (Edition *Weltbild* Olten 2000)
I must admit that my indicated date "1924" cannot be correct, just because the "Maiden flight" was on 12th July 1929! In 1934 nevertheless, all the planes were withdrawn from service.The expensive dream was over! Adrian M. Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland

A visitor from Switzerland posted Thu October 13, 2005:
A very authentic and impressive perfect
timepiece of the technical avantgarde and the luxurious way of travelling of the "happy few" in the 20ies.(3 Decks, Smoking Saloon, Bar, Sleeping Department etc.)
Same plane landed on the Lake of Zurich in Switzerland in 1924. My father was a witness then when he was 18. The roar of the 12 engines must have been overwhelming for that
time.Postcards of the extraordinary event were printed and are on sale until today! Adrian M.Kilchmann,Zurich,

A visitor from Argentina posted Wed October 12, 2005:
The photo is really good.

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 26, 2005:
Very much a 'slice of time' photograph during the Golden Age of air travel, and a rare flying boat to boot. Detail is excellent - one can nearly make out the name on the skiff. A valuable resource for modelers as well.

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