Wargaming and RAF Museum Expand Dornier 17
January 28, 2014 — Wargaming today announced the global launch of an augmented reality application drawing focus on the Dornier 17 aircraft currently in exhibition at the RAF Museum in Cosford, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
Working with the Royal Air Force Museum, Wargaming set out in October of 2013 to recover the only known surviving Dornier Do17 aircraft. Success saw the opening of the “Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone” at the RAF Museum, where visitors can examine the aircraft undergo renovation and learn more of its colorful history and important role during World War II.
The newly launch application, named Apparition, will take that interpretation to a new interactive level using augmented reality to view a virtual version of the aircraft flying over the museum, as well as other historical information.
To celebrate the launch of the Apparition application, both the RAF Museum and Wargaming encourage the public to be the first to view the Dornier 17 in their own part of the world. Scattered around the globe are hundreds of virtual locations where users of the application can view and take photos of their Dornier 17 and upload them online for a chance to have their photo be part of the next Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone, schedule to launch at the RAF Museum London in 2014.
“As a global games company that specializes in distributing digital content to every corner of the world, we are delighted to partner with the Royal Air Force Museum,” said Tracy Spaight, Special Projects Director at Wargaming. “Taking the Dornier outside the museum walls and bringing it to people all over the world is truly taking this great experience and bringing the museum directly to people around the world.”
For more information on the Apparition application, virtual plane locations, submission process sand other information, visit http://www.do17.co.
About the Dornier 17 Project
In June the world witnessed the successful project to raise the only known German Dornier Do17 bomber, from the waters of the Goodwin Sands, three miles off the east coast of England. More than 1,500 examples of the Dornier 17 medium bomber were built. The twin engine, twin fin configuration together with the narrow fuselage and shoulder mounted engines gave the aircraft a distinctive silhouette and earned it the nickname ‘The Flying Pencil’. Over 400 were employed by the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.
For more information on the Dornier and other aircraft on display at the RAF Museum Cosford, please visit the Museum’s website www.rafmuseum.org or call 01902 376200.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
Notes to Editors
· Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
· Open daily from 10am
· Admission to the Royal Air Force Museum is FREE of charge
· The app available on iOS and soon on Android mobile devices
· Official unveiling date is Feb 28, 2013