1:144 Scale Diecast Metal - Dornier Do-217 German Luftwaffe - Length: 4.75" Wingspan: 5.25”
This Do-217 model has an optional landing gear where the pieces can be inserted to show the extended landing gear or omitted to give the appearance of the retracted position. However, if the landing gear is omitted, it does not exactly represent the inflight configuration as the wheel wells will be visibly empty. A display stand with information about the particular model is included.
The engine propellers do not spin.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
The pack measures 9 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches.
The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful development of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: "flying pencil"). Designed in 1937 and 1938 as a heavy bomber but not meant to be capable of the longer-range missions envisioned for the larger Heinkel He 177, the Do 217's design was refined during 1939 and production began in late 1940. It entered service in early 1941 and by the beginning of 1942 was available in significant numbers.