Gotha and Dornier
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury present 400 years of the city in they’re recent exhibition “1600 to present day”. As part of the exhibition two hand built replica 1:12 scale model World War two German Bombers hang from the ceiling to illustrate the Baedeker Blitz raids on the city.
First hand made model, the Gotha Bomber bi- plane, that crashed in Canterbury in 1917 where the pilots were arrested by the local vicar. Over 10,000 residences came to view the crashed plane having not seen one before.
The second model made to order, a Dornier Germen Bomber, used in the Baedeker raids where around 20% of the city was destroyed.
Mike Butler (culture manager for Canterbury Christ Church University) who commissioned the models said the history in the exhibition,
“…is perhaps less known… we hope this new exhibition will change that…”
Made in the UK by one of our model makers outside our studios, while still working closely with him to ensure that it is accurately correct. Note the detailed features such at the guns, aerials and pilot tubes. Both models are free standing and are lightweight weighing under a kilo, and hung from a central point.