Wargaming today announced that the Dornier Do17 aircraft will be exhibited at the Royal Air Force Museum in London, England when restoration on the World War II-era plane is completed in 2015. Last year, Wargaming teamed up with the Royal Air Force Museum to retrieve and conserve the only known surviving Dornier Do17 aircraft and provide visitors with the opportunity to view the conservation process and learn more about its history and role throughout World War II.
The exhibit at the Royal Air Force Museum in London currently features restored pieces of the plane that can be viewed by the general public. Upon its expected completion next year, the Dornier Do17 aircraft will be shipped from the RAF conservation workshop in Cosford, UK and featured in the Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone of the Museum in London.
To celebrate the opening of the Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone on February 28, Wargaming and the RAF Museum launched a mobile application called Apparition, using augmented reality to view a virtual version of the aircraft flying over the museum. App users were also encouraged to submit photos of the hundreds of virtual Do17’s placed in various locations around the world, and the top 15 photos from Australia, UK, Ukraine, Philippines, Mexico and the USA were chosen to be on display at the exhibit.
“Offering people around the world to participate in each step of the Dornier Do17 renovation process has been a truly gratifying experience,” said Tracy Spaight, Special Projects Director at Wargaming. “As a company heavily invested in the preservation of military history, we feel it’s important to show our gratitude and appreciation towards these unique relics.”
For more information on the Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone, the Apparition application winners, and other news, visit Wgdo17.com (in North America).