AVIATION - DORNIER WAL "PLUS ULTRA"ID92900052
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On the obverse an image of the Dornier Wal Plus Ultra seaplane is reproduced in color. At the top, the legend DORNIER WAL - PLUS ULTRA. At the bottom, the legend ESPAÑA and the year of minting 2020 appear. The motifs and legends are surrounded by geometric figures symbolizing the shapes of the clouds.
On the reverse (common to all the pieces), the image of a two-bladed propeller is reproduced; above, the legend HISTORY OF AVIATION; below the central image, the value of the 1.5 EURO coin and the mint mark. Outside the central circle, the images of two turbines are reproduced, separated from each other by lines.
|Series||History of Aviation|
|Face Value (Euro)||1.5|
DORNIER WAL “PLUS ULTRA”
Spanish Military Aeronautics seaplane manufactured in Germany by Dornier, “Wal” mo- del, which made the flight from Europe to South America for the first time in history, con- necting Palos de la Frontera (Spain) with Buenos Aires (Argentina). The flight’s primary objective was to strengthen ties between Spain and the young Latin American nations.
The crew comprised four Spaniards: the pilots Captain Ramón Franco and Captain Julio Ruiz de Alda; Lieutenant Juan Manuel Durán and technical airman Pablo Rada.
The “Plus Ultra” took off from Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) on 22 January 1926, emu- lating Columbus’s voyage, and after flying 10,270 Km with several stopovers and em- ploying around 60 hours at an average speed of 172 Km/h, it reached the River Plate in Buenos Aires on 19 February 1926.
Length: 17.2 m
Wingspan: 22.5 m.
Maximum take-off weight: 5,700 Kg
Maximum speed: 180 km/h
Cruise speed:145 Km/h.
Range: 730 Km.
Twin-engine seaplane powered by two 450-hp Napier engines mounted in tandem back to back, the front one with a tractor propeller and the back one with a pusher propeller