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Aircraft Types


Dornier Wal * Retired *
Monoplane Maritime recce flying boat with Lorraine Dietrich engines.
First 5 aircraft serialled D-1 to D-5, ordered 4 Feb 1926 from SAI di CMA in Pisa, Italy. Delivered to NEI from May 1926.
Next 3 aircraft serialled D-6 to D-8, assembled by Aviolanda under contract dated 30 Dec 1926 from Italian components. Components ordered 10 Feb 1927 from Pisa, with the first aircraft delivered to NEI 4 November 1927.
Fourteen aircraft serialled D-9 to D-23 built by Aviolanda, ordered 30 Dec 1926. All delivered to NEI by 15 May 1929.
Further Aviolanda production of 9 aircraft D-24 to D-32 (ordered 19 Dec 1928) and 8 aircraft D-33 to D-40 (ordered 28 Nov 1929) delivered 4 June 1929 to 26 July 1931 to NEI.
12 aircraft still in service in 1940, but all withdrawn by the end of the year. Total of 40 aircraft acquired.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
D-1 60   May 1926 soc May 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-2 61   May 1926 soc Jan 1935
D-3 62   July 1926 soc May 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-4 63   July 1926 soc May 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-5 64   Aug 1926 soc May 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-6 74/1   4 Nov 1927 Accident 24 Aug 1928 near Morokrembangan, NEI
D-7 75/2   13 Jan 1928 soc May 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-8 76/3   2 Feb 1928 soc Jan 1935 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-9 4   15 June 1928 soc April 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-10 5   28 Mar 1928 Accident 27 Dec 1937 near Ambon
D-11 6   5 May 1928 soc Mar 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-12 7   16 May 1928 soc Jan 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-13 8   15 June 1928 soc Feb 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-14 9   20 Aug 1928 soc Mar 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-15 10   26 July 1928 soc Sept 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-16 11   20 Aug 1928 soc Mar 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-17 12   10 Sept 1928 soc July 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-18 13   8 Oct 1928 soc Jan 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-19 14   13 Nov 1928 soc Nov 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-20 15   7 Dec 1928 soc 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-21 16   21 Mar 1929 soc Aug 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-22 17   21 Mar 1929 Accident 2 May 1929 near Basrah
D-23 18   21 Mar 1929 Burnt out 20 May 1929 at Tandjong Priok, NEI
D-24 19   4 June 1929 soc Jan 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-25 20   4 June 1929 soc Mar 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-26 21   5 July 1929 Accident 14 Apr 1932 Soerabaja, NEI
D-27 22   13 Aug 1929 soc 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-28 23   13 Aug 1929 soc Mar 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-29 24   1 Oct 1929 soc Jan 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-30 25   25 Oct 1929 soc 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-31 26   7 Nov 1929 soc Mar 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-32 27   19 Dec 1929 soc July 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-33 28   25 Mar 1930 soc Mar 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-34 29   20 May 1930 soc 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-35 30   13 Jan 1931 soc Jan 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-36 31   1 Oct 1930 Accident14 Aug 1939 Mapia, NEI
D-37 32   14 Nov 1930 soc 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-38 33   16 Feb 1931 soc 1940 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-39 34   22 July 1931 soc Jan 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI
D-40 35   26 July 1931 soc Jan 1939 Morokrembangan, NEI

References:

  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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