1/72 868 Testors Dornier Do-24T Reconnaissance Seaplane - Luftwaffe 106th Coastal Patrol Wing Baltic Sea or Air/Sea Rescue Wing Syracuse 1943
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very nicely molded and detailed featuring 116 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, rotating turrets, separately molded elevators and markings for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed parts bag including decals and instructions. The Do-24 was being built in Holland under license . When the Germans invaded, they found 3 done and 25 in various states of completion. The Air Ministry was looking for aircraft suitable to salvage sunk aircraft, and the Do-24 fit the bill. The American Wright engines were removed and BMWs installed. The Do-24 went on to see successful service in WWII as recon, supply and ambulance aircraft. A squadron was supplied to Spain, and one Do-24 remained operational until 1970.