COBI Dornier Do17 (5754)
New for 2023, the COBI Dornier Do 17Z-2 (5754), is a Lego compatible, 1/32 scale WWII brick bomber. the COBI Dornier Do 17 features 1,360 Lego compatible pieces that are pad printed so no messy stickers. The COBI Dornier will look great sitting next to your COBI Junkers JU88 and JU87 sets which are in the same scale. Lego only approves of sci-fi violence so take advantage of COBI’s European made military brick sets.
The COBI Dornier Do 17 comes with two mini figures and working landing gear/bomb bay doors. It also features a detailed cockpit with clear plastic glass.
The COBI Dornier Do 17Z-2 (5754) ships from our Billings, MT home business.
How Big is the COBI Dornier 5754?
We are still waiting for final details but the set is pretty big and should be approximately 24″ wide.
The COBI Dornier Do17 (5754) is a 1/32 scale german WWII bomber set that is Lego compatible and made in Poland. The COBI Dornier Do17, ships from our Billings Montana store.
Dornier Do 17Z-2 History:
The Dornier Do 17 is a twin-engined light bomber produced by Dornier Flugzeugwerke for the German Luftwaffe during World War II. Designed in the early 1930s as a Schnellbomber (“fast bomber”) intended to be fast enough to outrun opposing aircraft, the lightly built craft had a twin tailand “shoulder wing”. Sometimes referred to as the Fliegender Bleistift (“flying pencil”), it was popular among its crews due to its handling, especially at low altitude, which made the Do 17 harder to hit than other German bombers.
The Do 17 made its combat debut in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, operating in the Condor Legion in various roles. Along with the Heinkel He 111 it was the main bomber type of the German air arm in 1939–1940. The Dornier was used throughout the early war, and saw action in significant numbers in every major campaign theatre as a front line aircraft until the end of 1941, when its effectiveness and usage was curtailed as its bomb load and range were limited.
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. Some remaining Do 17s continued in various Luftwaffe roles until the end of the war, as a glider tug, research, and trainer aircraft. A considerable number were sent to other Axis nations, with few surviving the war. The last was scrapped in Finland.
Learn more about the real aircraft that inspired the COBI Dornier Do 17Z-2 (5753) here at Wikipedia.
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