Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Wouter Sikkema
    Untitled
    Dornier Do-X
    Dornier Do-X
    Dornier Do-X
    Dornier
    D-1920
    IJsselmeer
    Netherlands
  • 147

Photo Details

Photo ID
#0262236
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116,993
Photographer
Airline
Generic Type
Basic Type
Manufacturer
Taken
Mid 1930's
Accepted
August 14, 2002
Caption
A shot of my grandpa. Huge Do-X in Holland.
Width
1240px
Height
733px

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Comments (16)

Anonymous
10 years ago
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.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The photo is really good.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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,
Switzerland.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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 In 1934 nevertheless, all the planes were withdrawn from service.The expensive dream was over!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
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excelent
Anonymous
9 years ago
So much has happened in avaition in so few years.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Rare photograph of the first large commercial flight aircraft
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Incredibly clear..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Classic air history of Dornier push pull props.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A fantastic airplane and a great historical record.
Anonymous
7 years ago
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.
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of the great planes from the golden age. What a pity that we will never see its like again.
Anonymous
5 years ago
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.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Flew dornier for 7 years, never had to chance to fly a lady like this one.