Wrecked Dornier plane from Second World War pulled from sea off coast of Deal brought back to life at Trafalgar Square
The days of German bombers circling overhead seemed a thing of the past, but not any more.
Footage of the Dornier DO17 flying over recognisable British landmarks is now available to anyone with a smart phone, thanks to cutting edge technology.
One of the Second World War planes was pulled from the sea, just off the East Kent coast this summer.
What viewers will see of the Dornier Do 17 when they are at Trafalgar Square
Salvaged whole after more than seven decades encased in seaweed on Goodwin Sands, near Deal, the the Nazi plane had crashed during a Battle of Britain air strike on August 26, 1940.
The RAF Museum in Cosford is now showcasing a newly acquired exhibit, using a specially developed augmented reality app called Apparition: Dornier17.
How the plane will look an iPhone
It will enable anyone to see a full scale, 3D vision of the aircraft in flight, by visiting various locations around the world.
The nearest place to experience it is Trafalgar Square, but Ajay Srivastava, press officer at the RAF Museum, said they hope to site a point in Ramsgate too - where the Battle of Britain plane was brought ashore.
He said: “The event was a media phenomenon with viewers across the globe tuned in to watch it happen live.”
A £75,000 grant for exhibition development from global game publisher and developer, Wargaming, has allowed the museum to work with innovation centre, RedLoop design, to develop a new method of exhibiting Museum artefacts.
The creation of the ‘Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone’ has been funded by Wargaming.
Visitors to the museum sites in London and Cosford can see a fully restored, 3D, full scale, augmented reality Dornier. Visitors will be able to view this through their smartphones via the ‘Apparition: Dornier17’ app.
The Dornier 17 is lifted from the seabed off Deal in a £600,000 salvage operation
The Dornier 17 was raised from the seabed off the Goodwin Sands
The Dornier aircraft, subject of a rescue operation off the Goodwin Sands
The museum has also tied in with organisations across the world including; Museo del Aire Madrid Spain, Warsaw Museum of Polish Military Technics Poland, War Museum Overloon The Netherlands, Great Horwood C of E Combined School England, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, The Air Force Museum of New Zealand Museum plus the Pima Air & Space Museum/Arizona Aerospace Foundation to celebrate the launch of the exhibition.
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