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Please help identify this aircraft. Photo taken in Rijeka, Croatia early 1900s


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This is a Dornier Do D, a floatplane torpedo bomber variant of the Dornier Komet, which was built for the Yugoslav Royal Navy. It's considerably bigger than it looks in your picture!

203 served with the Yugoslavian 20th Hydrosquadron from 1927, originally based in Kumbor, Montenegro. In this early variant, the pilot sat in the forward cockpit, right under the wing - you can just see him in the second picture - a bold design feature. Later variants rearranged the fuselage and cockpit. Here is the exact same plane -

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    $\begingroup$ Outstanding answer! $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Nov 15, 2023 at 15:41
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    Nov 17, 2023 at 12:40

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