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.  

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RD-4 Dolphin

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

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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