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ploughman
08-25-2004, 10:56 AM
I was near York the other day (Sunday) and I saw a Spit Vb go by on the way to the Elvington Airshow, and then something I thought was a Catalina, except it didn't really look right. Is there one of those Dornier 24 flying boats flying and could that have been it? Anyone else see it? Any info?

ploughman
08-25-2004, 10:56 AM
I was near York the other day (Sunday) and I saw a Spit Vb go by on the way to the Elvington Airshow, and then something I thought was a Catalina, except it didn't really look right. Is there one of those Dornier 24 flying boats flying and could that have been it? Anyone else see it? Any info?

boxmike
08-25-2004, 11:21 AM
Not impossible. Noted this link, check news.
http://www.airdisplaysint.co.uk/
Just a bet.

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ploughman
08-25-2004, 11:28 AM
Must have been it then. Thanks for that.

-HH-Dubbo
08-25-2004, 11:28 AM
Did they convert that to a turbo-prop? Looks like it.

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Taylortony
08-25-2004, 11:38 AM
It was a private venture by the dornier family, they took an old DO24 ex spanish and same as used by the luftwaffe, they then added a new high performance wing and pt6 turboprops and offered to start production....(the do24 had one of the most seaworthy hulls ever designed that has never been bettered.) It fell through as no interest was forthcoming so the aircraft was placed in a musuem until bought lately to go carry tourists in Aus ........... but its doing a round the world on the way http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WOLFMondo
08-25-2004, 11:39 AM
Never realised they used 1 in the RAAF.

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Sharpe26
08-25-2004, 11:56 AM
the RAAF got a bunch of Dorniers from the Dutch just after the surrender of Java iirc.

Endy1
08-25-2004, 02:16 PM
Hi Ploughman, I was at the airshow on Sunday.
[I live in W.Yorks] The plane you thought was a Catalina was.
It looked strange because of the weird colour scheme, it was used as a water bomber in Canada.
The main colours were red and yellow.
We now have the PBY Catalina in England and we were told that the plane will be put back to British colours once again.
Also,there were two Spitfires, a mk2 in BOB colours, and a mk9 in D-Day markings.
Other ww2 aircraft were--Avenger, Lancaster, P51, Hurricane, and the B17.
Shame you didn't come to the show, it was a good day for it.


Tally-ho

Dave

GerritJ9
08-25-2004, 02:27 PM
Dornier designed the Do24 at the specific request of the Dutch navy to replace the Dornier Wals then in service in the Netherlands East Indies. 37 were supplied to the MLD before Germany occupied Holland, most being licence-built by Aviolanda in Papendrecht. They were used extensively during the Japanese invasion of the NEI for reconnaissance and anti-shipping strikes; the survivors flew to Australia after Java capitulated and six were transferred to the RAAF.
The Germans took over the Do24s still being assembled at the Aviolanda works as the Do24N, these being equipped with the Wright Cyclone. When stocks of Cyclones were exhausted production continued with BMW/Bramo Fafnir engines as Do24T (the original Dutch aircraft being coded Do24K) and the type was also built in France by the C.A.M.S. plant at Sartrouville.
It was an extermely popular aircraft with the MLD and was superior to its replacement, the Catalina.

-HH-Dubbo
08-25-2004, 02:43 PM
Come to think of it, I didn't know the Do24 was amphibious either.

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ELEM
08-25-2004, 02:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dubbo2:
Come to think of it, I didn't know the Do24 was amphibious either.

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It wasn,t. It was a pure flyingboat.

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ploughman
08-25-2004, 03:09 PM
I was up visiting relatives, normally the show's on the bank holiday week end so I was gutted when we drove past the entrance and I saw the B-17, and the Lancaster sat next to the Victor with the Red Arrows giving their show overhead. I'd've been there if I'd known it was on. I lived in York up until a few years ago and used to go to the show every summer. I live near Bath now, so I have to put up with RIAT at Fairford (heh, heh).

Thanks for the Catalina I.D. Amazing how a paint job can throw you.