Aviation of Word War II
Medium Bomber and Reconnaissance aircraft
The first flight of the new machine in August, 1938.
The first production model became Do-217E; these 800 airplanes have been issued in versions from Do-217E-0 up to Do-217E-4 and equipped radial engines BMW-801. Then 950 night bombers Do-217K were built. Last model was Do-217M with engines DB-603.
Besides prototypes and pre-series machines of bomber Do-217C, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft Do-217P and airplane - rocket carrier Do-217R have been created.
* - without a tail air brake.
** - the nose 7.9-mm twin MG 81Z machine gun was quite often replaced with 13-mm MG 131.
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|Maximum takeoff, kg||24000|
|2 × PE Daimler-Benz DB-610А/В, h p||2 × 2870|
|Max Speed, km/h||665|
|Cruise Speed, km/h||536|
|Service Range, km||4000|
|Service Ceiling, m||10500|
Armament Do 317A. One front turret with two 13 mm MG-131 machine guns, one remote controlled turret in the front lower fuselage with 2 7.9 mm MG-81 machine guns, one remote controlled turret in the rear upper position with a pair of MG-131 and remotely controlled installation MG-151/20 in the tail cone; bomb load of 5600 kg in the bomb bay in combinations: 4 × 1400 kg, 2 × 1800 kg, 2 × 1400 kg + 1600-l tank in the front of the bomb bay.