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Dornier Do 217N-2 Conversion


AIMS, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Not Quoted
Price: around USD$12.10
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 4 Parts in Cream Colored Resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: First time a 1/72 Do 217 N-2 conversion has been made available. Well detailed, nicely cast. Includes instructions for the basic conversion.
Disadvantages: No decals, no clear parts.
Recommendation: Highly recommended for all WWII 1/72 scale German Night Fighter fans.


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Reviewed by Mike Powlen



To avoid redundancy of the history aspect of this review please refer to my 1/48 scale Do 217 N-2 resin conversion review of the Simple Models kit.

An enterprising fellow named John McIllmurray has produced quite the range of resin conversions under the AIMS label which is distributed exclusively thru Czech Six Publications in England.

While most of Johns resin conversion to date have been of the workhorse Ju 88 (and he has a ton of them folks) in 2003 he “strayed” away from the Ju 88 series of kits briefly to manufacture a very nice Do 217 N-2 resin conversion set, which is meant to be used in conjunction with the rather nice Italeri Do Do 217 N-1 kit.

The conversion consists of just 4 cream colored resin parts:

  1. A one piece solid nose cone with revised gun layout and detail.

  2. Top dorsal fairing

  3. Ventral 1 piece belly fairing.

  4. Instrument panel with circuit box and air canisters.

The conversion of the Italeri Do 217 N-1 kit is a fairly simple ordeal with this kit. One needs to remove a small section of the lower bomb bay for the installation of the ventral fairing.

The top dorsal fairing will require some surgery on the rear of the Italeri clear canopy to install.

The nose is close to a direct replacement of the Italeri kit with revised gun layout and better detail that the basic injected molded part.

Also included is the very nice instrument panel with upper nose decking which is to be used after the Italeri kits upper nose decking is removed.

For those wishing a reference on how to accomplish the build of this kit, I can point you to Scale Aviation Modeling (SAM) Volume 25 Number 3, in which John did a full build review of his conversion.




This is a very nice conversion for those of you who wish to have an 1/72 example of this, Dorniers premier night fighter.


Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Mike Powlen
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