Dornier DO-27 Serengeti version

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1/32 Revell plastic kit to build the Dornier DO-27 "Gzrimek" in the Serengeti version.

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BrandRevell
Reference04745
SortPlastic kit
Scale1/32
Motifsingle engine aircraft
Plastic parts106
Size298 x 370mm
DecalsSerengeti D-ENTE
Historical periodpost war till today
AttentionDo not include paint or glue ( sold separately )
ContentPlastic kit | Decals | instructions

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The Dornier Do 27 is a single-engine plane, high wing, fixed conventional landing gear with the ability to carry six passengers or cargo equivalent.

The Do 27 is the only plane back to World War II completely developed by Germany to be produced in large quantities. It was created from the Do 25 aircraft Dornier was born in Spain and built in collaboration with CASA for the Spanish Air Force in 1954. This is a plane showing the concept of military liaison and STOL (takeoff and landing with sprint).
In addition, this aircraft should have the functions of ambulance or cargo. The German armed forces were so impressed by its performance that commissioned 469 units. The first prototype of Do 27 was developed in 1956 near Munich and tested to study the rigidity of the structure. The second plane passed flight tests and surrendered to Germany on 14 January 1957. On behalf of the German army was reduced to 428 units: 322 Do 27 A and 106 Do 27B. The most important difference between the two was the dual control Do 27B. The engine was a Lycoming GO-480-B1A1 6 cylinder Boxer, built by BMW under license. The Do 27 was soon used throughout the German army, not only in the aviation division. Other countries also showed great interest in this aircraft, such as Angola, Belgium, Burundi, Israel, Portugal, Turkey and Switzerland. The latter received a model for high altitudes, the Do 27H2. In addition to the military version, he created the civil model Dornier Do 27H. The first plane of this series was the Do 27B-1, which, along with the H-1, became the best known of all the series. The aircraft was registered as D-ENTE to Okapia M. Grzimek & Co. KG and was decorated with an original design of zebra. Michael Grzimek and his father, the director of the Frankfurt Zoo, wanted to use this plane to record wildlife in Africa. It also would use to observe the area of ​​Serengeti in Tanzania, in order to study and monitor endangered animals and track the movements of species. With some of this material, a documentary about the Serengeti who won an Oscar would occur.
The conditions in the desert and savannah turned out to be very hard. The October 11, 1958, the plane crashed into a Gnuduring during takeoff in Serengeti National Park.
The damage was repaired in Nairobi, thanks to Dornier technicians. Shortly after, 10 d January 1959, the aircraft suffered another accident when he was driving M. Grzimek, who died in the crash. The wreckage remained long in place, until June 2009, the parties that were still intact and taken to Berlin recovered. There are shown in the technical museum in Germany.

In total, there were 627 units of different models Do 27.

1/32 Revell plastic kit to build the Dornier DO-27 "Gzrimek" in the Serengeti version.

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Dornier DO-27 Serengeti version

Dornier DO-27 Serengeti version

1/32 Revell plastic kit to build the Dornier DO-27 "Gzrimek" in the Serengeti version.

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