Dornier Do 217 (JC)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Dornier Do 217 (JC)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 16
Bleriot to Concorde (display)
Shelf 5


A green built and painted plastic kit model of a WW2 Dornier Do 217

From the Jeremy Collins collection.

History

The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber built as a more powerful version of the Dornier Do 17 "Fliegender Bleistift" (Flying Pencil) . 1,925 were built between 1940 and 1943, with a much larger bomb capacity and much greater range than the Do 17 , as well as, in later variants, dive bombing and maritime strike capabilities using glide bombs. The Do 217 as a strategic bomber, torpedo bomber and reconaissance aircraft with tactical functions performed all roles on all fronts. No complete aircrafty survives today.

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