By Mr Gustavo Urueña A, Atenas Editores Asociados
Interwar period After the tip of the conflict in November 1918, Zeppelin-Lindau, headed through Dornier, persevered to paintings on aeroplane layout, taking up the outdated Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen GmbH manufacturing unit at Manzell. A small batch of nineteen Dornier C Us have been produced right here for the Swiss Air strength. in the meantime Dornier grew to become his consciousness to advertisement aviation, even though this was once technically in violation of the phrases of the Armistice. His first layout used to be the Gs I six-passenger flying boat powered through 270 hp Maybach engines back prepared in tandem. A characteristic of the plane, which used to be to turn into a attribute of such a lot Dornier flying boats, used to be the supply of stubby auxiliary wings or Stummel in preference to the extra traditional outrigger floats. regardless of its luck, the Gs I needed to be sunk off Kiel on 25 April 1920, instead of allow it fall into the fingers of the Allied keep an eye on fee. to prevent the repetition of this type of mishap, the company's subsequent plane, the single-engine Cs 2 Delphin (Dolphin) was once assembled around the Bodensee (Lake Constance) at Rohrschach in impartial Switzerland. This five-passenger flying boat used to be flown for the 1st time on 24 November 1920, and was once undefined, in 1921 by means of a landplane model, the C three Komet (Comet) and a two-seat flying boat, the Do A Libelle (Dragonfly) I. either one of the latter have been conscientiously adapted to slot in the regulate Commission's strict weight and function limits.