The Dornier Do X was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world when it was produced by the Dornier company of Germany in 1929. The luxurious passenger accommodation approached the standards of transatlantic liners. On the main deck was a smoking room with its own wet bar, a dining salon, and seating for the 66 passengers which could also be converted to sleeping berths for night flights. Aft of the passenger spaces was an all-electric galley, lavatories, and cargo hold. The cockpit, navigational office, engine control and radio rooms were on the upper deck. The lower deck held fuel tanks and nine watertight compartments, only seven of which were needed to provide full flotation. This 69 mm wingspan, 1/700 th scale model of a true giant of the time can be displayed alongside the Graf Zeppelin or the R101 for example (both around 339 mm long), to demonstrate just how enormous the classic airships were! This improved version of the model replaces my original design that allowed for printing in "Strong and Flexible" plastic. That material simply has too many drawbacks for a really nice model of this size and the new design takes full advantage of the finer detail possible with "Frosted Ultra Detail" plastic. The model is too big for the "Frosted Extreme Detail" printer.
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