Aeronautics: DO-X, New & Old

Up from the glassy surface of Lake Constance, Switzerland, last week arose a new Dornier giant flying boat in its first test flight. Its name: DO-X II. First of a series to be delivered to Italy, DO-X II is identical with its predecessor but for one major point. The twelve motors are not Curtiss Conquerors, but 600-h.p. Fiats, like those which carried General Italo Balbo's squadron across the South Atlantic.

The launching of the new plane caused the air world to glance around for the nearly-forgotten DO-X which set out with great fanfare last...

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