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General info

The Do 217 E-2 in the garage.

The Do 217 E-2 is a Rank III German bomber with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB) and 4.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.29.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The Dornier Do 217 E-2 is a versatile twin-engined heavy bomber, capable of undertaking level bombing or dive bombing missions, or even strafing or attacking other aircraft with its fixed forward-firing 20 mm cannon.

Vehicle characteristics

One of the best bombers in the game, the Do 217 E-2 is capable of reaching over 700 km/h in a dive, making it extremely difficult to intercept when dive bombing from altitude. It has a good climb rate as well, allowing it to reach safer altitudes more easily than other lumbering heavy bombers. Unfortunately, the Do 217 has a rather poor roll rate, which makes it difficult to maneuver, especially when fully loaded.

It is capable of carrying four of the excellent German 1,000 kg bombs, which are more powerful than the equivalent bombs of other nations. While other nations may be able to carry more bombs, they usually carry a larger number of smaller bombs, which is less efficient against bases and airfields. As an added bonus, the Do 217 E-2 is also armed with a fixed forward-firing MG 151/20 cannon. This allows it to surprise fighters attempting to head-on the bomber or even to act as a makeshift bomber interceptor, since it spawns at the same altitude as other bombers in modes with air spawns.

The defensive armament is the only true letdown of the Do 217. The dorsal MG 131 turret is well-placed to cover the top of the bomber from most attacks, although it is not as effective as the American .50 cal. There are a lot of blind spots not covered by the defensive machine guns, most of which are the relatively ineffective 7.92 mm MG 15 anyway.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High speed, especially in a dive.
  • Frame can withstand high speeds.
  • Excellent bomb load (4 x 1,000kg).
  • Horizontal and dive bombing sights.
  • 20 mm offensive cannon.
  • Tail-dragging landing gear (good for high speed landings).

Cons:

  • Low maneuverability (especially roll rate at high speeds)
  • Very weak stock bombload.
  • Poor defensive armament.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armament

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, chin-mounted (250 rpg)

Defensive armaments

  • 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, rear dorsal turret (500 rpg)
  • 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, ventral turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, front dorsal turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, nose-turret (500 rpg)

Payloads

  • 4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 28 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs + 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs
  • 4 x 500 kg SC500K bombs
  • 2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombs
  • 4 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombs

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: BMW 801 ML 14-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1339 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1401 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg
Name: BMW 801 ML 14-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1325 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1387 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg
Name: BMW 801 ML 14-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1325 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1387 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 463 km/h
    • at height: 5,100 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 40.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 850 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 5,100 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 850 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 448 km/h
    • at height: 5,100 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 41.1 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 850 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 5,100 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 850 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 448 km/h
    • at height: 5,100 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 41.1 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 850 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 5,100 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 850 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




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0.62
1.24
1.86
2.48
3.1
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

The Do 217 was designed to meet the requirement of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Air Ministry) for a heavy night bomber or a float-equipped anti-shipping dive bomber. Dornier experimented with the Do 17 with an enlarged fuselage, more powerful engine and almost twice the bomb load of the original Do-17. Dive brakes were fitted under the wings with Daimler-Benz DB601B engines. This design proved under-powered and maneuverable. Instability was a problem, this was soon fixed by installing Handley Page Leading edge slats. The final version used Jumo 211A engines instead of the DB601 and the proposed DB603. Different tail sections were tested out on this version of the Do 217. The final design entered service as the Do 217 E-2. With BMW 801A 14 cylinder radial air-cooled engines. This version of the Do 217 did not have tail mounted dive-brakes. The engine unit was interchangeable with Jumo 211 engines as part of the "Power Egg" concept. The Do 217 normally carrier a crew of four: bomb-aimer/observer/forward gunner, dorsal gunner/radio operator, ventral gunner/flight engineer, and a pilot. The dive brake in the original version was removed.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Do 217E-2 from live.warthunder

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-der.png Do 217 E-2
Nation Germany
Type Medium bomber
Frontline bomber
Fighting style Ground Attack
Bombing

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~10204 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~12276 kg
Takeoff Weight ~16500 kg
Wing Area ~57 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1430 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~392.00 kph at 5100 m
Climb Rate ~6.82 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~252.00 kph
Turn Time ~39.19 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~180.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~22496 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~27064 lb
Takeoff Weight ~36376 lb
Wing Area ~609 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1430 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~243.58 mph at 16732 m
Climb Rate 22.37 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~156.59 mph
Turn Time 39.19 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~36.87 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
1 x MG 151/20 250 RPG
1 x MG 131 500 RPG
1 x MG 131 1000 RPG
3 x MG 15 500 RPG
Payload Option 1
4 x 💣 250 kg SC 250 Bomb
Payload Option 2
28 x 💣 50 kg SC 50 Bomb
Payload Option 3
8 x 💣 250 kg SC 250 Bomb
Payload Option 4
2 x 💣 250 kg SC 250 Bomb
2 x 💣 500 kg SC 500 Bomb
Payload Option 5
4 x 💣 500 kg SC 500 Bomb
Payload Option 6
2 x 💣 1000 kg SC 1000 Bomb
Payload Option 7
4 x 💣 1000 kg SC 1000 Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 700 kph
Gear lmit 350 kph
Combat Flaps 370 kph
Max static +G's ~4
Max static -G's ~3
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <290 kph
Rudder <360 kph
Elevators <360 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 435 mph
Gear lmit 217 mph
Combat Flaps 230 mph
Max static +G's ~4
Max static -G's ~3
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <180 mph
Rudder <224 mph
Elevators <224 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1000 m
3281 ft
100% Enginepower 2920 hp
WEP Enginepower 3046 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
4200 m
13780 ft
100% Enginepower 2600 hp
WEP Enginepower 2712 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)