Being a company somehow specialised in naval aircraft it could have been very rare if Dornier would not have tried to enter into the Schneider Trophy competition. Their first possible contender was designed in 1924. This slick design was a twin-float equipped braced-wing monoplane powered either by Curtiss or Fiat engines of 450-500 hp. Conceived by order of the Italian authorities, in the end the project didn’t pass the wing-tunnel studies (the gorgeous model here) due to lack of funds.
To be continued.