Cockpit of the Dornier Do-24T-3 (X-24) as used by the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force (ML-KNIL)
at the Military Aviation Museum, Kamp Zeist (the Netherlands)
The Dornier Do-24 is a 1930s German three-engine flying boat designed by the Dornier Flugzeugwerke for maritime patrol and search and rescue. According to Dornier records, some 12.000 people were rescued by Do-24s during its flying career. A total of 279 were built among several factories from 1937–1945. The Dornier Do-24 was designed to meet a Dutch Navy requirement for a replacement of the Dornier Wals being used
in the Dutch East Indies, with the Netherlands government signing a contract for six Dornier Do-24s on 3 August 1936.
This Dornier Do-24T-3 (Werk Nr 3387 with fuselage Werk Nr 5294) has a fake Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force (ML-KNIL)
registration X-24; its previous identities include: CI+GW (German Air Force), EC-DAF (Spain), 65-6/HR.5-1/HD.5-1 (Spanish Air Force)
and N99225 (RAF Museum in Hendon, England). In 1991 it was moved to Valkenburg in the Netherlands for restoration,
after completion in 1992 it was displayed at the Military Aviation Museum (Militair Luchtvaart Museum or MLM).
It is currently on loan from the RAF Museum in Hendon, England.