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AA38801 Corgi   Dornier Do 17Z - I./KG 76, Luftwaffe, Beauvais-Tille, France £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation 1/72 scale AA38801: Dornier Do 17Z of I./KG 76, Luftwaffe, Beauvais-Tille, France, Battle of Britain, 1940. Limited Edition of 2,500 models.

Length 8.75 inches Wingspan 9.75 inches

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.

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 aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other 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 material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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