June 15th, 2013, 03:00
A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 3 German Aircraft
Description: Stand alone model of Dornier 5k+AR - "The Goodwin Sands Dornier"
This aircraft was shot down on Monday 26 August 1940.
5K + AR was one of 7 carrying 16 x 50kg bombs tasked with bombing the Fighter Command airfields in the Medway area. Before reaching the target and flying above the clouds, 5K + AR aircraft became separated from the rest of the formation and lost its bearings. It was then attacked by Boulton Paul Defiants from 264 Sqn based at Hornchurch in Essex. Both engines and the cockpit were hit. With at least one of their engines stopped, a forced landing was made on the Goodwin Sands at low tide (1340 hrs). Of the vrew of 4, two survived the landing and spent the war in captivity.
The Dornier lay on the sea bed for over 70 years, covered by the shifting sands for alot of that time. It has now been recovered by the RAF museum and is being preserved, the last known example of this type of aircraft.
3d Model by: Stephen Seybolt
Paintwork by: Alessandro Biagi