The Dornier 17 is lifted from the seabed off Deal in a £600,000 salvage operation
The RAF Museum, in Cosford, 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.
Ajay Srivastava, press officer at the RAF Museum, said it is hoped 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.
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 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. Visitors to those museums will also be able to see the augmented reality Dorniers through their smartphones.