Top List Dornier Do 17 Luftwaffe Aircraft Bomber Model Kits


 

Luftwaffe Aircraft Bomber Model Kits: Dornier Do 17

 

Flugzeuge Dornier Do 17, 1941

Flugzeuge Dornier Do 17, 1941

 

The Dornier Do 17 was a key aircraft bomber operated by the Luftwaffe during World War II. In spite of her popularity, it was not built in great numbers. There were 215 bombers built in 1939 and 260 units produced in 1940. A total of 475 planes were constructed until the end of the WW2. In addition to the Luftwaffe, other three air forces operated the Do 17: Royal Yugoslav Air Force, Finnish Air Force and Spanish Air Force. The bomber Dornier Do 17 was sometimes known as the Fliegender Bleistift (“flying pencil”). The Do 17 was a light bomber built by Claudius Dornier’s company, Dornier Flugzeugwerke. The designation decided was known as Schnellbomber (“fast bomber”), that means a light bomber which would be so fast (in theory) that it could outrun defending fighter aircraft.

The production of the Dornier ended in mid-1940, in favour of the newer and more powerful Junkers Ju 88. The successor of the Do 17 was the much more powerful Dornier Do 217, which started to appear in strength in 1942. Even so, the Do 17 continued service in the Luftwaffe in various roles until the end of the war, as a glider tug, research and trainer aircraft. A considerable number of surviving examples were sent to other Axis nations as well as countries like Finland. Few Dornier Do 17s survived the war and the last was scrapped in Finland in 1952.

The Dornier Do 17 has attracted the attention of most model kits builders and manufacturers. Here we have selected some models that we can consider as the top list of the Dornier Do 17 model kits.

Revell of Germany Dornier Do 17 Z-2 Plastic Model Kit

Along with the Heinkel He111 the Dornier Do17Z carried the brunt of the bombing attacks against England up to the end of the “Battle of Britain”. The Do 17, also known as the “Flying Pencil” was ordered by the German Luftwaffe to fulfill the role of a fast bomber. The first Do 17E-1 left the factory in 1936. The Z-2 emerged after only 113 Z-1’s had been built. It had the more powerful Bramo 323P nine cylinder radial engine with a two-speed compressor producing 1050 bhp. After only moderate successes, many aircraft were converted into night fighters.

Dornier Do 17 Z-2 Plastic Model Kit

Dornier Do 17 Z-2 Plastic Model Kit

 

German WW II Dornier Do.17Z Bomber-

 

Released by Frog Models from England—this is a 1/72 scale plastic model kit of the German WW II Dornier Do.17Z bomber. Frog models has been out of production for many years—classic vintage packaging. Complete with assembly instructions, painting guide and decals.

Matchbox German WW II Dornier Do 17 Z-2–Plastic Model Kit

 

RS Models 1:72 WWII Dornier Do 17 M – Plastic + Resin + PE Model Kit

 

RS Models 1:72 WWII Dornier Do 17 P – Plastic + Resin + PE Model Kit

 

ICM Models Dornier Do17Z-10 WWII German Night Fighter Model Kit

 

“The Dornier Do 17, sometimes referred to as the Fliegender Bleistift “”flying pencil”” was a World War II German light bomber produced by Claudius Dornier’s company, Dornier Flugzeugwerke. The Dornier Do 17Z series was the most recognized and mass-produced variant and saw more combat service than the E-U types. Kit features engraved surface details, detailed cockpit and gunner station interior, DB 601A engines, one-piece 3 blade propellers with separately molded spinners, IR searchlight (Spanner-Anlage), 7.92mm MG 17 machine guns and 20mm MG FF, detailed undercarriage with option, optional open bay door with internal detail and injection molded canopy’s. Decals and markings for 2 aircraft: I./NJG2, Gilze-Rijen October 1940 and Staffel-kapitan 2./NJG2 Hptm. Erich Jung, Gilze-Rijen Autumn 1940 – includes instrument panel and console.

Italeri 1250 1/72 Dornier Do-217

The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful version of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: “flying pencil”). Designed in 1937 and 1938 as a heavy bomber but not meant to be capable of the longer-range missions envisioned for the June 3, 1936-dated Bomber A contract winning Heinkel He 177, the Do 217’s design was refined during 1939 and production began in late 1940. It entered service in early 1941 and by the beginning of 1942 was available in significant numbers. The Dornier Do 217 had a much larger bomb load capacity and had much greater range than the Do 17. In later variants, dive bombing and maritime strike capabilities using glide bombs were explored in depth, with considerable success in the latter role. Early Do 217 variants were more powerful than the Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88, having a greater speed, range and bomb load. Owing to this it was designated a heavy bomber rather than a medium bomber. The Do 217 served on all fronts in all roles. On the Eastern Front and Western Front it operated as a strategic bomber, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It also performed tactical functions, either direct ground assault or anti-shipping strikes during the Battle of the Atlantic and Battle of Normandy. The Do 217 was also converted to become a night fighter and saw considerable action in the Defense of the Reich campaign until the last day of the war.

Revell 1:48 Dornier DO217 E-4

 

132538 Features: -: Material: Plastic. -: Two long range fuel tanks and nose mounted cannon. -: Detailed BMW 801 engines, weighted tires and recessed panel lines. -: Weighted tires and recessed panel lines. Product Type: -Hobby / Model Kits. Vehicle Type: -Planes/Military Vehicles. Material: -Plastic. Color: -Grey. Color: -Multi-Colored. Age Range: -8 to 11 Years. Generic Dimensions: -2.5″ H x 11.5″ W x 17″ D, 1.18 lbs. Dimensions: Overall Height – Top to Bottom: -2.5 Inches. Overall Width – Side to Side: -11.5 Inches. Overall Depth – Front to Back: -17 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -1.18 Pounds.

From the Manufacturer: One of the most versatile and useful bomber designs the Germans put into production after the war started, the Dornier Do 217 remedied the shortcomings of the Do 17 while greatly advancing the design in all areas. In almost every way, the Do 217 was a success. It could carry a much heavier bomb load than either the Heinkel He 111 or the Junkers Ju 88. It was also very fast, surpassing both aircraft in maximum speed. The Do217E-4 version had the largest production with 527 aircraft being produced.

ICM Models Do 215B-5 Night Fighter Building Kit

 

Airfix 1:72nd Scale Dornier Do17z vs. Boulton Paul Defiant MK I Dogfight Double Gift Set

August 1940, the height of the Battle of Britain. The Dornier 17 flies over the air fields of Essex, England ready to inflict their attack. They are intercepted by RAF Defiant fighters and engage in a deadly dogfight until one such Dornier is shot down over Goodwin Sands in Kent only to be discovered seventy years later in remarkable condition with evidence of the damage inflicted by the Defiant. Often maligned as a failure, the Boulton Paul Defiant proved its effectiveness as a night fighter during the Blitz by shooting down more enemy aircraft than any other type. Built as a “turret fighter” and often mistaken for Hurricanes by the Luftwaffe the Defiant pilots proved themselves in the skies over southern England during the Battle of Britain.

Airfix A04014 1:72 Scale Dornier Do-17 E/F Military Aircraft Classic Kit Series 4

 

Referred to as the ?Flying Pencils? the Dornier Do 17 E and F variants were used extensively during the Spanish Civil War and the German sweep across Western Europe at the beginning of WWII, including operations during the Battle of Britain. Later they provide parts in different colors.
From the Manufacturer: Referred to as the “Flying Pencils” the Dornier Do 17 E and F variants were used extensively during the Spanish Civil War and the German sweep across Western Europe at the beginning of WWII, including operations during the Battle of Britain. Later they were used in great numbers as reconnaissance aircraft.

RS models 1/72 Germany twin-engined bomber Do17 Dornier 17K flying pencil RSM92160

 

Italeri 1250 1/72 Dornier Do-217

 

The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful version of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: “flying pencil”). Designed in 1937 and 1938 as a heavy bomber but not meant to be capable of the longer-range missions envisioned for the June 3, 1936-dated Bomber A contract winning Heinkel He 177, the Do 217’s design was refined during 1939 and production began in late 1940. It entered service in early 1941 and by the beginning of 1942 was available in significant numbers. The Dornier Do 217 had a much larger bomb load capacity and had much greater range than the Do 17. In later variants, dive bombing and maritime strike capabilities using glide bombs were explored in depth, with considerable success in the latter role. Early Do 217 variants were more powerful than the Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88, having a greater speed, range and bomb load. Owing to this it was designated a heavy bomber rather than a medium bomber. The Do 217 served on all fronts in all roles. On the Eastern Front and Western Front it operated as a strategic bomber, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It also performed tactical functions, either direct ground assault or anti-shipping strikes during the Battle of the Atlantic and Battle of Normandy. The Do 217 was also converted to become a night fighter and saw considerable action in the Defense of the Reich campaign until the last day of the war.


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