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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA38808
Dornier Do 17Z Diecast Model
Luftwaffe I/NJG 2, R4+AK, Erich Jung, Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Holland

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Dornier Do 17Z   8.75"   9.75"

As the most heavily produced version of the Luftwaffe's distinctive 'Flying Pencil', the Dornier Do17Z would see plenty of action during WWII, including several roles for which the aircraft was not initially intended. Almost obsolete by the time of the Battle of Britain, this ungainly looking bomber was also rather surprisingly pressed into service as a heavy night fighter, as the Luftwaffe tried to establish an effective force to repel the growing number of RAF raids targeting German cities.

Contesting a deadly game of nocturnal cat and mouse, the aircraft of l/NJG.2 represented a specialist unit mounting long range night intruder missions over Britain, aiming to disrupt Bomber Command operations a little closer to their home bases, attacking bombers returning from their latest raid as they prepared to land.

This sinister looking Do17Z-10 Kauz (Screech Owl) had been modified specifically for the task and was equipped with a nose mounted infra-red searchlight and detection system, along with a devastating array of weaponry designed to make short work of any British bomber it detected. Operating from the captured Dutch airfield at Gilze-Rijen, R4+AK was the mount of future night fighter ace Erich Jung, who ended the war with 28 nocturnal victories.

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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Corgi's 1:72 scale Dornier Do 17/Do 215 has an almost sculpted look, with a seamless join between the wing and the sleek airframe. At the rear, a pair of photo-etched dorsal mounted antennas and details of the elevator trim tabs and mass balance (counter-weights) are clearly visible on the simulated fabric stretched elevators. The Do 17 and some Do 215s feature a large birdcage canopy and nose cone—which provides for a clear view of each crew figure—while the re-designated night fighter export variant of the Do 215 has a delicate nose mounted antenna array.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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