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Do 17Z-2 Model, Luftwaffe, 1./KG 2, “Operation Marita” - Corgi AA38807

Do 17Z-2 Model, Luftwaffe, 1./KG 2, “Operation Marita” - Corgi AA38807 - click to enlarge
Do 17Z-2 Model, Luftwaffe, 1./KG 2, “Operation Marita” - Corgi AA38807 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA38807
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Dornier Do 17 Z-2 – U5-BH, 1./KG 2 “Holzhammer”, Luftwaffe, Tatoi, Greece, May 1941 “Operation Marita”

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8.75”,  Wingspan: 9.75”

Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide

Developed during the early 1930s under the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles, the Dornier Do 17 was originally described as a freight aircraft for the German State Railway Company and a high-speed mail aircraft for Lufthansa. It was in fact a new breed of fast attack aircraft, which was intended to carry out bombing attacks at high speeds making it almost impervious to enemy fighter attack. With its sleek tapering fuselage, the Do17 was nicknamed ‘The Flying Pencil’ and while the new design certainly prevented the aircraft from carrying anything other than a modest bomb load; its profile made it more difficult to target in the melee of a dogfight. Seeing extensive service in the early part of WWII, the Do17s of KG.2 would support Luftwaffe operations during “Operation Marita” as the Wehrmacht attempted to invade Allied occupied Greece, following a failed Italian offensive. Attacking ground and coastal targets, the Dorniers also took a heavy toll of Allied shipping in the Mediterranean theatre.

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.

This model of a Dornier Do 17 features:

  • Crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Dornier Do 17 artwork

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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