Home  > Categories > Model Aircraft > Product List > Dornier Do17z Bomber

Dornier Do17z Bomber
Unassembled plastic model kit

 Other products to consider: (8)

Dornier Do-17F
RS Models
$59.95 $43.19
Dornier Do-17E
RS Models
$59.95 $43.19
 Customize your model:

 Don't forget building supplies!

Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size.
In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $24.99
You pay: $19.29
(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Add to cart
Add to watch list

Manufacturer: Airfix Models
Stock Number: AIR A05010
Scale: 1/72
View all products of type "Do-17"

This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

During the early years of the Second World War the Dornier Do17 was one of the Luftwaffe's most important medium bombers. Developed during the early 1930s, first as a mail plane then as a reconnaissance bomber, the Dornier was nicknamed 'the flying pencil', due to its very thin tapering fuselage. While early versions used inline engines, the iconic and most widely used Z variant used Bramo radial engines, and featured a re-designed cockpit area, with the intention of providing more space and defensive capabilities for the crew.

However, this was not wholly successful; its small crew area and lack of power operated turrets making it easy prey for Allied fighters. Of all the German medium bombers used in the Battle of Britain the Dornier was the slowest and therefore most vulnerable and the battle proved to be the aircrafts' swansong over Western Europe, with the aircraft seeing only limited use in the later theatres of the war, before being phased out altogether by mid-1942. The Dornier became a symbol of the Blitzkrieg, but its vulnerability put paid to any chance of longevity of service.

We accept paypal, as well as mastercard, visa, american express and discover cards. We ship via UPS and US Postal Service.

Copyright © 2005-2016 Scale Hobbyist, all rights reserved