Wargaming, the developer behind World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, will sponsor an exhibition on the Dornier 17 aircraft at the Royal Air Force Museum in the U.K., the company announced today.
The exhibition will be set up at the Museum's London and Cosford locations and will focus on the ongoing recovery project for the World War II Dornier 17 bomber. Wargaming will also sponsor a £75,000 grant for the construction of a new Education Centre at Cosford that will extend the museum's Access and Learning department.
The grant will help the museum develop the Dornier exhibition as the aircraft undergoes conversation. The exhibits will feature augmented reality demonstrations of the Dornier flying above the Museum as it would have looked when it was in action in 1940. This demonstration will also be viewable through visitors smartphones and tablets, along with a mobile app detailing the aircraft's restoration process.
"Wargaming is passionate about military history, so we jumped at the opportunity to help be part of a truly historic endeavor," Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi said in a press release.
"This is innovative project and the support of Wargaming will allow us to tell that story in an innovative way," added Royal Air Force Museu director general Peter Dye. "Augmented reality, mobile applications and the use of user generated content are new developments for the Museum and we are excited about exploring their possibilities."