Finding a Do-17.

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Hi guys,

    For the BoB GB I am doing a Do-17 from KG 3. I have been unsuccessful in my search for the aircraft

    It is coded 5K+EA. The E is black with a red border. Its got a white square with a red cross on the nose and a red square with a white cross right beneath it. Its a Do-17Z and again any info on this such as the crew, photos, anything would be helpful.

    I don't have pictures of the decals as I'm in a rush type in Do-17Z Hobby craft in google and you'll see.

    Thanks!!
     
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    I have that kit on my shelf and I was thinking of doing it for the GB, but I don't think I will have the time to do such a large kit in the middle of the busy season at work.
     
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    Well I have soccer as well which is just about everyday of the week! So I may enter a fighter as well just so I can get one done!
     
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    I should have some pics and probably a profile, from the KG at least. Can't promise it'll be that aircraft, but I'll post what I find here.
     
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    Thanks Terry!
     
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    This could be it or another plane but same unit...III Gruppe of KG 3 I think.
     

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    That's a re-touched version of the original pic, negative ref. 343/679/15a. I'll be posting a full set from the same films, including one of yours, and a profile, in a few minutes from now. They are all from the Stab., KG3.
     
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    Sweet! Thanks T
     
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    Here you go H. the airborne views are all on the same mission, and film roll. There is a ground shot also of 'your' aircraft, and a profile of same. The pics are all Bundes Archiv originals, scanned from 'German Bombers over England', by Bryan Philpott. The profile (Steve Archibald) and camouflage diagram are from an original 1980 Scale Models feature, subsequently published in book form as 'Battle of Britain Aircraft', in 1990.
    The shield on the nose is the badge of the City of Elbing. Note that the white band on the fins of 'your' A/C is a tactical marking applied as recognition for a specific mission, and was possibly/probably not always present. Hope these help.
     

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    Absolutely brilliant T!!!! Thanks!!
     
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    You're welcome H.
     
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    nice research!
     
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    [email protected], you guys beat me to the pics!!!
     

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    Thanks Chris!
     
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    Nicely done Terry!
     
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    B-17, just curious, why 5K+EA in particular?
     
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    Kit supplied are that and there aren't enough Do-17's for me to buy aftermarket decals
     
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    Ah.

    Well, make your own! ;)

    There is inkjet Decal paper you can get. :)

    Regardless, HF! I have that same kit, but have no idea if I will ever have time to make it. :(
     
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