Wargaming, the developer of military MMO World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes, has announced it will donate 75,000 to the UK's Royal Air Force Museum.

The Dornier 17 in action.

The grant will help build a new education centre at the museum's Cosford location and pay for an upcoming exhibition in the museum's Cosford and London locations.

The RAF is currently working on a restoration project for the Dornier 17, a World War 2 German bomber plane.

Museum attendees will be able to use their phones to see the plane in action via augmented reality technology and take part in other interactive exhibits.

"Wargaming is passionate about military history, so we jumped at the opportunity to help be part of a truly historic endeavor," Wargaming boss Victor Kislyi said.

"This is innovative project and the support of Wargaming will allow us to tell that story in an innovative way," RAF Museum director general Peter Dye added. "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."

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