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Corgi German

Type Medium bomber
Corgi item no. AA38801
Production run 2259 of 2500

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014 
Dornier Do 17Z - 1 Staffel, 1Gruppe, KG76, Beauvais-Tille Nth, France, Sept. 1940
Aviation Archive. A nicely done model and a welcome addition to Corgi's excellent twins collection. Oddly, due to the many cavities in the forward fuselage, the model is a bit on the light-weight side. Also, the wing is constructed of both plastic and metal, and the plastic leading edge on my copy was a bit loose.

Who ever designed the landing gear attachments did a masterful job; both the landing gear doors and main gear went on without trimming, and stayed in place without the usual tacky clay. Whoever you are, thank you, and pass on this endorsement if they refuse your next raise!

Photo note. There is one picture in this update showing three Gemini Aces-like lawn-gnome-piloted Witty Fw 190's with the Do 17Z. To take the picture with all props turning I had to use two hair dryers. Since most of us still come equipped with only two arms, this wasn't easy. At first I tried holding a hair dryer in each hand while pressing the remote control with my teeth, but that didn't work because teeth don't feel and I couldn't tell when the button was pressed. Then I tried holding both hair dryers in one hand while pressing the remote with the other, which necessitated maneuvering the nozzles of the dryers in two different directions to blow air over all the props, making sure the Do 17Z got more attention than the other models because those props kept sticking. After all that, the result was kinda hokey.

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