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Phone app puts salvaged Dornier Do17 Second World War bomber 'on display' at Hendon RAF Museum two years early
The plane was pulled from the seabed in Goodwin Sands off the coast of Kent earlier this year in a groundbreaking recovery project
A phone app will allow museum visitors to see a salvaged Second World War bomber two years before it is due to go on display.
Visitors to the Hendon RAF Museum can view a virtual 3D version of the Dornier Do17 by looking through their smart phone at the plane’s future display space.
The plane was lifted from the seabed in Goodwin Sands off the coast of Kent earlier this year in a groundbreaking recovery project commissioned by the RAF Museum.
The aircraft is currently undergoing a painstaking restoration process and is scheduled to go on display at Hendon in two years' time.
Since its recovery, the museum been handed a grant of £75,000 by computer games technology company Wargaming to set up the free mobile app for use at exhibitions.
It will be made available at numerous locations around the world from October 16, including the Hendon museum and Trafalgar Square.
RAF Museum director general Peter Dye said: “This heralds a new era of exhibition display and what museums can achieve. For the first time ever the same 3D exhibit is visible in defined physical sites around the world.”
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