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Encyclopedia > Dornier Wal

The Dornier Do J was a twin-engine German seaplane of the 1920s.

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Dornier Do J Wal - flying boat (179 words)
The Wal all-metal flying-boat was a direct development of the Gs I of 1919 (which was broken-up) and the uncompleted Gs II.
Wals were also built by Piaggio and in Japan, the Netherlands and Spain, and later in Germany.
Wals pioneered air services in South America, were widely used in the Mediterranean (with eight-ten seats) and, operating from depot ships, established Luft-Hansa's South Atlantic mail services.
ANCIENT SEAPLANES 11 (324 words)
The Dornier Wal flying boat, which used BMW engines, first flew on November 6, 1922 and was used by the Italian, Spanish, and Chilean navies, and the German Air Force designated this aircraft the DO-15.
One of the eight Dornier Wal flying boats that were purchased by the Chilean Navy in 1926 and first assigned to the Chilean 1st Naval Aviation Group, based at Quintero, Chile.
The Dornier Wal flying boat Groenland Wal (Greenland Whale), with aircraft identification number D-2053, that was used by the German aviator Wolfgang von Gronau, and his three crewmen, Fritz Albrecht, Franz Hack, and Ghert von Roth, for an around-the-world flight, from July 21st to November 10th, 1932.
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