Thursday, May 04, 2017

1/144 Dornier Do-17 "Flying Pencil" from Mark I

1/144 Dornier Do-17 "Flying Pencil" from Mark I 
Previously only available in 1/144 as garage kits, or the Amercom Do-17Z issued model, this welcome injected kit fills a hole in many peoples early war (and Spanish Civil War) collections.

Designed in the early 1930s, it was one of the three main Luftwaffe bomber types used in the first three years of the war. The Do 17 made its combat debut in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, operating in the Condor Legion in various roles. Along with the Heinkel He 111 it was the main bomber type of the German air arm in 1939–1940. The Dornier was used throughout the early war, and saw action in significant numbers in every major campaign theatre as a front line aircraft until the end of 1941, when its effectiveness and usage was curtailed as its bomb load and range were limited.

Currently, three issues have been identified - its unclear is there will be Spanish Civil War Version?

MKM14462 - Do17Z 2/3 - Westfront (German & Swiss markings)
MKM14463 - Do17Z 2/3 - Ostfront (German & Finnish markings)
MKM14464 - Do17Z 2 - Balkan Operations (German & Croat markings)

Release Date: June 2017 (Planned)


Other Do-17 kits currently available include:

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