Dornier Do 17Z - Luftwaffe Erich Jung, Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Holland - Corgi 1/72 - AA38808
CORGI 1/72 : AA38808 CG38808
Dornier Do 17Z - Luftwaffe Erich Jung, Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Holland
As the most produced version of the Luftwaffe's signature "Flying Pencil," the Dornier Do17Z saw a lot of action during World War II, including several roles for which the aircraft was not originally intended. Almost obsolete by the time of the Battle of Britain, this unsightly looking bomber was also surprisingly put into service as a heavy night fighter as the Luftwaffe attempted to establish an effective force to repel the increasing number of RAF raids on German cities.
Playing a deadly game of cat and mouse at night, l/NJG.2's aircraft represented a specialized unit that mounted long-range nighttime intrusion missions over Britain, aimed at disrupting Bomber Command operations a little closer to their home bases, attacking bombers returning from their last raid as they prepared to land.
The sinister Do17Z-10 Kauz (Screech Owl) had been modified specifically for this task and was equipped with a nose mounted infrared searchlight and detection system, as well as a devastating arsenal designed to do a short-term job of any British bomber it detected. Operating from the Dutch Gilze-Rijen airfield, the R4+AK was the mount of the future night fighter Erich Jung, who ended the war with 28 night victories.
Die-cast metal construction with some plastic components.
Panel lines, antennas, access panels and realistic surface details.
Markings and stamped plates that will not fade or peel like decals
Interchangeable landing gear extended / retracted with rotating wheels.
A display to display the plane "in flight".
Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
Detailed and hand-painted characters of pilots and crew members.
Loads of genuine detachable ammunition
Some interchangeable features such as speed brakes, open awnings and access panels.
Some moving parts such as turrets, control surfaces and swivel wings