1915 - Rs I - Giant Flying Boat
Rs I - the first flying-boat designed by Dipl.-Ing. Claude Dornier - was the largest aircraft of its time. The Rs I was destroyed before its first flight during a storm at its Friedrichshafen-Seemoos buoy on 21 December 1915.
1921 - Libelle I - Small Flying Boat
Libelle I, a high-wing monoplane of all-metall design, had the rear wing sections and the control services covered with fabric. The intrinsically stable hull with several bulkheads and a transverse step was equipped with the well-proven Dornier sponsons. Installation of small skids on the hull bottom allowed the take-off and landing on ice surfaces. First flight on 16 August 1921.
1922 - Wal - Flying Boat
Dornier Wal, one of the most remarkable flying boats in German aviation history. Aircraft construction was heavily restricted in Germany by the Versailles Treaty. Costruzioni Meccaniche Aeronautiche SA was established at Marina di Pisa/Italy in 1922. The Dornier Wal made its first flight on 6 November 1922. This version was delivered to Spain, the Netherlands, Chile, Argentina, Japan, Russia and Yugoslavia. The aircraft was built under license in the Netherlands, in Spain and in Japan. In February 1925, this Dornier Wal established 20 world records.
1929 - Do X - Commercial Flying Boat
Do X - a milestone in aviation history - is a still admired pioneering achievement of Claude Dornier. For building the Do X a modern aircraft plant was built at Altenrhein Lake Constance, in 1926/1927. Dornier Chief Pilot Richard Wagner took off for the first flight on 12 July 1929. A sensational record flight with 169 people on board was made on 21 October 1929 - and it took 20 years to break this record.
1938 - Do.24 V/K - Sea-Rescue Flying Boat
The Do 24 was a flying boat of all-metal design. The Duralplat-panelled hull with carefully designed aerodynamics carried the typical Dornier sponsons on the both sides. The wing above the hull was supported by a simple strut structure; the three engines with streamlined fairings were installed in the wing leading edge. The Do 24 V1 and V2 were built as prototypes. First Flight of the V1 on 10 January 1938. First flight of the Do 24 K, destined for the Netherlands, on 3 July 1937; excellent results in ocean testing in the North Sea in September 1937.
1938 - Do 26 - Transocean Flying Boat
The Do 26 - a cantilever all-metal high-wing monoplane – had been developed for direct North and South Atlantic mail flights by Deutsche Lufthansa. The two-step hull with several bulkheads was subdivided in a nose station for maritime equipment, a mail and cargo hold, the flight deck, a communications and navigation station, a fuel hold, a second mail hold, a crew room, a galley and a lavatory. First flight on 21 May 1938.
1935 - Do 18 E - Long Range Flying Boat
The Do 18E was a braced high-wing monopole of all-metal design. The first flight on 15 March 1935. Three Do 18E were used by Deutsche Lufthansa for scheduled South Atlantic mail flights; between 1935 and 1939, a total of 65 crossings were made. 1936, the flying boats “Aeolus and Zephir" were tested on the North Atlantic route: each made two return flights to New York from Lisbon and the Azores respectively. In March 1938, an international long-distance record was established on the England – Brazil route (8392 km in 43 hours).
1966 - Do 31 - VTOL Experimental Jet Transport
This programme goes back to the year 1959. In 1962, the Federal Ministry of Defence awarded Dornier a design contract for the Do 31 V/STOL transport aircraft. The Do 31, which established several FAI world records during its ferry flight to the 1969 Paris Air Show, was the first and so-far only vertical take-off jet transport built in the world.
1973 - Alpha Jet - Light Fighter-Bomber and Trainer
The Alpha Jet is a German-French joint development built in co-operation by Dassault Breguet and Dornier. First flight of the prototype 01 on 26 October 1973. Deliveries to air force units in France, Germany and Belgium started in 1979/80. The German Air Force operates 175 Alpha Jets. More than 500 aircraft had been ordered by ten countries at the end of 1981.