Aue-Verlag 40 x 48 x 11 cm "Dornier Do X" Model Kit
- Scale ratio: 1:100
- Tools needed: scissors, modelling knife with snap off blade, water based glue, ruler and pins
- Suitable for children
- Made in Germany
Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling
Dornier DO X
Colored cardboard model to cut out and paste together!
Material: Paper, Cardboard
Number of sheets: 6
Degree of difficulty : 2
The manufacturer classifies his models under 4 degrees of difficulty:
'Child model': very easy and with childlike motives
'0': Beginner model
'2': Moderately difficult
Dornier Do X
The flying boat Dornier Do X was produced from 1928 by the Dornier Company in Friedrichshafen. On its maiden flight on 12th July 1929 it was the largest aircraft in the world. During the period from 1928 to 1931 three aircraft of this type were produced. But already in 1933 its service was discontinued. The technical and economic problems were too great. Nor was it suitable to be used for military service.
The Dornier Do X was a high-wing aircraft with a wingspan of 48 metres. To power the propellers, twelve engines were assembled in six nacelles on the wings. The aircraft reached a maximum speed of 210 kilometres per hour. On the maiden flight in 1929 the aircraft carried 159 passengers and 10 crew members on board. This record was only broken twenty years later.
The interior of the impressive flying boat was extremely luxuriously outfitted. There were three decks with generously sized cabins for the passengers, a kitchen, a recreation salon, a sleeping salon, a smoking room and a bar.
In November 1930 the Do X set off on a flight to the Netherlands, England, France, Portugal, Gran Canaria and West Africa. After the Atlantic crossing, the Do X flew as far as Rio de Janeiro, then along the South American coast to the Caribbean and finally to Miami and New York. Through this long-haul flight, the aircraft gained a high reputation worldwide. There was even a reception at the White House in Washington in