The Dornier 17 on the seabed off the Goodwin Sands is the subject of a £600k operation to bring it to the surface.
Footage of the Dornier DO17 German bomber that was recovered from the sea bed off the Goodwin Sands will be shared with the World thanks to cutting edge technology.
The RAF Museum is showcasing its newly acquired exhibit using a specially developed augmented reality app called Apparition: Dornier17.
It will enable anyone to see a full scale, 3D vision of the aircraft in situ, by visiting various locations around the world.
Most local to us in east Kent is Trafalgar Square, but Ajay Srivastava, press officer at the RAF Museum, said they hope to site a point in Ramsgate too - as that is 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 grant of £75,000 for exhibition development from Wargaming has allowed the Museum to work with redLoop design and innovation centre to develop a brand new method of exhibiting Museum artefacts. The creation of the ‘Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone’ has been funded by Wargaming, an award winning global game publisher and developer.
From 16th Oct 2013, visitors to the Museum sites at London and Cosford will be able to see a fully restored, 3D, full scale, augmented reality Dornier. Visitors will be able to view this through their smart phones via the ‘Apparition: Dornier17’ app.
Apparition: Dornier17 will be able for free download from the Apple App store from 16th Oct and soon after will be available on Android.
Furthermore the Museum has also tied in with organisations across the globe 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. Visitors to those Museums will also be able to see the augmented reality Dorniers through their smart phones, hovering in situ.
redLoop Director, Dr Andy Bardill: “We are now living in the science fiction future, described by William Gibson, where we can create virtual 3D objects that people can look at, walk around and explore in physical spaces or in their own home using commonly available smartphones and tablets.