Mastercraft Collection: DO-17 Flying Pencil..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 10.5 inches
Its long and thin shape resembling that of a writing mechanism made the DO-17 earn the ŇFlying PencilÓ moniker. Made by Claudius DornierŐs company, this light bomber was designed in such a way that it could outrun any defending fighter aircraft. The Dornier DO 17 showed excellent maneuverability at low altitude, making it capable of performing surprise bombing attacks. Because of its thin and sleek configuration, this WWII German aircraft was harder for its enemies to hit compared to other German bombers. Its first combat was in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Among the operators if this aircraft are the USAAF, UK Royal Air Force, Swiss Air Force, and Spanish Air Force. Although the last surviving Do 17 bomber plane lifted from the English Channel seabed was nowhere near its original state, you can still have a scale model version of the aircraft that you can display at home.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!