Desert Storm: Airfix Do 17Z

To mark the re-release of Airfix’s 1/72 Do 17Z first tooled in 2014, we offer the original Airfix Model World test-shot build by Alan Price.

Desert Storm

Nicknamed ‘Flying Pencil’ because of its slender fuselage, Dornier’s Do 17Z became adept as a bomber and reconnaissance asset. High priority of its development came about, in part, to the types performance in the latter role during the Spanish Civil War. As it was becoming outclassed, though, and vulnerable to fighter attack, its production ceased in October 1940 but many of its traits were employed by its successor, the Do 217.

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