December 19 2013 — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, is pleased to announce the Royal Air Force Museum has officially unveiled the German Dornier Do 17 and the associated Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone at its site in Cosford, Shropshire. The event took place on October 15, 2013 in the presence of key partners and contributors for this groundbreaking project that has sparked interest from across the globe.
“We are delighted that Wargaming has been able to assist us with the official unveiling of the Dornier and the Interpretation Zone. Together, we have made it a significant and memorable occasion,” said RAF Museum Cosford General Manager Alex Medhurst. “We are happy to have Conrado Dornier, grandson of the aircraft designer and heir to Dornier Seaplane Company at the event. The new Interpretation Zone grants an opportunity to remember airmen’s sacrifices of both sides and demonstrates our enduring belief in future, based on reconciliation and shared values.”
The Dornier project was made possible by support from its funders and partner organisations, whose representatives attended the event. All guests were invited to tour the hydration tunnels where the Dornier fuselage and wings are housed, getting up close to the historic aircraft they had helped to salvage.
Now open to members of the public, the dynamic new Interpretation Zone explores the background of this legendary aircraft, telling the story of its recovery and the conservation process—both in the Museum’s physical and digital spaces. Multimedia content includes archive footage of the aircraft in action and the documentary on the specialized recovery operation that took place in June 2013. Visitors can now view an augmented reality Dornier flying above the Museum through their smartphones via a newly developed app ‘Apparition’.
The app also allows users to capture photos of their local virtual Dornier aircraft and submit them for a chance to have their photos featured in the next Wargaming exhibition hall opening at the RAF Museum in London in 2014. More information on the app and contest will be released soon, and it is open to the general public at www.wgdornier.com.
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