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Erwin BOVYN added a new project.
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1:72 Dornier Do 24T Reconnaissance Seaplane (Italaerei 122)1:72 Do 24 Transport Carriage (Kora Models C7205)1+
Dornier Do 24 T
DR Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
KüFl.Gr. 106 VH+ID
5. February 2015 at 19:30:54 Share
Erwin BOVYN Could I please ask for your help as this Do24 doesn't make me life easy.
The kit is provided with decals for two aircraft: VH + ID for an aircraft from the 106th Küstenfliegergruppe and KD + BH for an aircraft of a no further described Seenotgruppe in Syracuse 1943.

I always like to check out my references and I like to build an aircraft that really existed.
So now I encounter a small mistery by NOT finding any references at all regarding both aircraft.

On this special site:
are no known references for any of the aircraft as in the kit.

and when I check out Küstenfliegergruppe 106 than do I find some references to that unit but none to any Do24; instead they only speak of Do18.

I also bought the new book written by Peter de Jong "Dornier Do 24 Units" edited by Osprey series Combat Aircraft nr 110 but no referece to those aircraft either, no pictures, no markings, no profiles, nothing.......

I therefore would like to ask if any one of you guys out there could provide me with some new refereces. Can someone prove that one or both of these aircraft really existed and did fly with those units??????
The units did exist but the registration markings on both aircraft are a big question mark. I'm not used that Italaerei would release something with "would-be" markings but you never know, it's an old kit and maybe it wasn't so important in those days.

If nobody can help me I will be obliged to add some markings of an aircraft that did fly in those units and that is proven to be historically correct.


2. September 2015 at 17:18:28
2. September 2015 at 17:27:53
Erwin BOVYN Tx Martien, always nice to have more references.
The MLD only flew the Do 24 K version equipped with Wright Cyclone engines. I'm looking out for the Do 24 T series as used by the Germans.
Tx anyway for the link, very interesting interior pictures.
2. September 2015 at 17:36:33
Erik De Smet Erwin, ik vermoed dat de Italeri codes VH+ID en KD+BH " fantasie " zijn; probeer aan de decals te geraken van de latere versies van de kit van Revell of Italeri, die wel verifieerbare codes hebben. Beide merken hebben een "spare parts" service.
4. September 2015 at 07:58:40
Bart Goesaert zo'n vermoeden had ik ook al. p bovengenoemde site heb ik bijna alle codes vergeleken met de serienummers en er zit geen enkele tussen die qua lettering ook maar een beetje in de buurt komt. Ik kijk eventueel eens of ik nog het revell decalvel heb ...
4. September 2015 at 08:01:00
Erwin BOVYN Beiden bedankt, Tx to both.
Meanwhile I discovered a new russian site that has many pictures of Do 24 and it proves that KD+BH did exist and fly in the Mediterranean. Also found a picture of the one an only Do24MS equipped with a magnetic anti mine ring.
Will hold this project till my return from holiday and see if there are more answers to my questions.
4. September 2015 at 11:51:37
Wim van der Luijt count me in.....would like to see what you make of this project.
4. September 2015 at 12:39:25
Erwin BOVYN I finally ended up building CM+IV from who I did find pictures and could use part of the decals I had in the kit.
The build was a struggle till the end with parts broken on the sprues needed to be replaced.
Anyhow, despite the fact that it took much longer than expected, I did enjoy the build and finishing it to a rather decent standard. Having acquired recently some other older build Do24T's it could very well be I will tackle some restauration work on them, you never know do you.
13. October 2015 at 17:55:06
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