Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Dornier Do 17Z-2 - 7 Staffel, KG 3 "Blitz", Luftwaffe, Russian Front, Winter 1941-42
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.6”. Wingspan: 9.75”
Limited Edition of 1300 Models Worldwide
KG 3 was a Luftwaffe bomber wing whose units participated on all of the fronts in the European theatre until it was disbanded in September-October 1944. It operated two of the major German bomber aircraft: the Dornier Do 17 and the Junkers Ju 88. This model represents a Do 17 of KG 3 based on the Russian Front during the winter of 1941-1942. It wears a hastily applied wash of white camouflage, well suited to the severe winter weather on the Eastern front.Crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
The Do17 prototype was built in 1934 in response to a Lufthansa requirement for a 6-passenger commercial mail plane. However, the design was rejected partly due to the slim fuselage, which would later give the aircraft its nickname, the “Flying Pencil”. The military showed interest in the design and it was developed as a medium bomber and long-range reconnaissance aircraft. The Do 17 was used extensively by the Luftwaffe on all fronts during World War II, although by 1942 it started to be withdrawn from mainline duties.
In 1937 Do 17Es 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 Dornier Do 17Z. This aircraft saw considerable action during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14