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Dornier exhibition at RAF Cosford

4th October 2013 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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Given the clear interest in old aircraft in the village we thought we might mention a dynamic new exhibition at RAF Museum Cosford, near Shifnal in Shropshire.

From October 16th the museum will open an exhibition that explores a project to raise the only known German Dornier Do17 bomber from the waters of the Goodwin Sands

The museum has now teamed up with computer games publishers to create an augmented reality Dornier flying above the Museum, showing the aircraft as it would have been seen in 1940.

Visitors will be able to view this through their smart phones with content enhanced from footage of the Dornier in action in 1940. A new dedicated website will also tell the story of the Dornier and its recovery and conservation.

The website will showcase the social history behind the Dornier, the forensic science behind its discovery and recovery, archive footage from the Museum as well as user generated content.

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of the world's last surviving Dornier Do 17 in June after it was salvaged from the bottom of the English Channel.

You can see film of the recovery operation and the chance to witness the Dornier in action and a taster of the film can be found here.

More than 1,500 Dornier 17 medium bomber were built. The twin engine, twin fin configuration together with the narrow fuselage and shoulder mounted engines gave the aircraft a distinctive silhouette and earned it the nickname 'The Flying Pencil'.

More information on the Dornier project can be found on the Cosford Museum website here


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