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Amercom 1:144 Flying Fortresses ACLB08
Dornier Do 17Z Diecast Model
Luftwaffe I./KG 76, Beauvais-Tille, France, Battle of Britain, 1940

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Dornier Do 17Z   4.25"   5"

The prototype Do17 was built in 1934 in response to a Lufthansa requirement for a 6-passenger mailplane. However the design was rejected partly due to the slim fuselage which would later give the aircraft its nickname of 'The Flying Pencil'. However military interest was shown in the design and it was developed as a medium bomber and long range reconnaissance aircraft. In 1937 Do17Es were sent to Spain and saw action in the civil war. Combat experience gained during this conflict shaped the further development of the aircraft and in particular the defensive armament was increased and a new nose added. The new variant was the Do17Z and this aircraft saw considerable action during the Battle of Britain in 1940. This aircraft features temporary white bar identification markings to denote an aircraft of 1 Staffel. Based at Beauvais-Tille in Northern France, the aircraft was used for daylight bombing raids over the British Isles in September 1940.

Dornier Do 17Z

Designed to meet a Lufthansa requirement for a high-speed mailplane, the Dornier Do 17 was first flown in 1934. After the Nazi rise to power, the original specifications for the Do 17 were changed to those of a light bomber. Its sleek design made it particularly suited to this role: it featured a fully glazed nose, a forward-set cockpit and twin tail configuration. It was very maneuverable at low altitudes, which meant it was capable of surprise bombing attacks and was fast enough to outrun defending enemy aircraft. The most highly-produced model was the Do 17Z variant, which saw more combat service than the E-U types.

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Amercom 1:144 Flying Fortresses

The Amercom "1:144 Flying Fortresses" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military heavy bomber aircraft in 1:144 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Flying Fortresses" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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