Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Dornier Do17Z-10 Kauz – R4+AK, Erich Jung, I./NJG 2, Luftwaffe, Gilze-Rijen airfield, Holland, World War II, October 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.75”, Wingspan: 9.75”
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
Contesting a game of nocturnal cat and mouse, the Luftwaffe 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.Detailed crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Dornier Do 17 artwork
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 an array of weapons 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.
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 The Do 17 was used extensively by the Luftwaffe on all fronts during World War II, although by 1942 it started to be withdrawn from mainline duties.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.
This model of a Dornier Do 17 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years