The Dornier Do 17 Interpretation Zone

The Interpretation Zone is home to a number of interventions will tell the story of the Dornier, its recovery and conservation. These stories are continued within the physical Zone at Cosford and within in its digital spaces.

Sponsored by, the Interpretation Zone brings the Dornier 17 back to life through full scale technical illustrations, a new documentary and video diaries of the conservation process. The development of the apparition: Dornier 17 app enables visitors to the museum to experience a full size, virtual 3D model of the Dornier 17 flying above the Interpretation Zone. The app also enables visitor to reveal extra video content around the zone. For those unable to visit the Cosford site, the app will enable visitors to RAF Museum Hendon, and various other locations around the world to discover a full size Dornier, and to take a scale model home with them, accessed via a printed augmented reality symbol.


Royal Air Force Museum Director General, Peter Dye: “I am delighted that are supporting Museum’s Dornier project by funding the Interpretation Zone. This is innovative project and the support of will allow us to tell the story of the aircrafts’ recovery and conservation in an innovative way.  Augmented reality, mobile applications and the use user generate content are new developments for the Museum and we are very excited about exploring their possibilities”

redLoop Director, Dr. Andy Bardill: “Working in partnership with the RAF Museum we have developed a ‘bleeding edge’ approach to interpretation in museum spaces, blending physical and digital experiences throughout the exhibition scheme. This innovative approach will provide new visitor and educational experiences and enable the museum to engage with their audiences both on their museum sites and across the world”