The Douglas Dolphin is an American amphibious flying boat manufactured in the 1930s. Only 58 were built, they served a wide variety of roles including private air yacht, airliner, military transport, and search and rescue. One was used by President F.D Roosevelt. A few foreign users were in Argentina and Australia.
It had a crew of 2 and could carry 6 passengers. Engines were a pair of Pratt and Whitney R-1340 of 450 hp. Cruise speed was about 170 km/hr.
This aircraft is the sole survivor and this unique aircraft is on display at the Pensacola museum, USA. It is painted in a Coast Guard livery but apparently was an aircraft owned by William Boeing with code N14205.
Photographed Summer 2019 by Ronald van Voorst (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland
Plastic scale models are in 1/72 by Esoteric Models and Execuform vacuform. Czech Master had a resin kit.
This walk around page was first created July 14, 2022 by M. de Vreeze for IPMS.NL