1/300 Dornier Do 31 VTOL Transport

by Dragoman
  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

Buy Now
In the 1960's NATO sought to make its air forces immune to surprise strikes by deploying aircraft able to take-off and land vertically from small landing sites hidden in the countryside. Developing the aircraft for this strategy proved quite difficult and only the British Harrier actually saw air force service.

The West Gernan Dornier Do 31 was designed, built and tested as a transport aircraft to support this strategy. It did work, but was found to be too expensive and to lack range and payload, so it never entered service. To this days, it remains the only VTOL jet transport aircraft ever built.

Wikipedia has more information about the original.

This model is shown in flying configuration. The Do 31 is also available on the ground, landing gear down, rear ramp open.


IN: 2.339 w x 2.655 d x 1.03 h
CM: 5.942 w x 6.744 d x 2.616 h


Sign In or Join to comment.


We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.