Do 17 E-1

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Do 17 E-1
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
7.04 tTake-off weight
0.18 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
8500 mCeiling
2 х BMW IV 7.3Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
640 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunWeapon 1
375 roundsAmmunition
1050 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
375 roundsAmmunition
1050 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
750 roundsAmmunition
1050 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
10 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
2900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png230 / 289/100 / 125/210 / 264Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
130 % Sl icon.png90 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German bomber Do 17 E-1. For other versions, see Do 17 Z-2 and Do 17 Z-7.


GarageImage Do 17 E-1.png

The Do 17 E-1 is a rank I German bomber with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB) and 1.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.51 "Cold Steel".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 336 324 8500 35.3 38.0 0.9 0.9 350
Upgraded 379 357 31.2 33.0 9.9 4.8


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
640 450 520 520 320 ~6 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 290 < 300 < 300 > 280
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,050 m 585 hp 749 hp

Survivability and armour

The Do 17 E-1 does not have any armour. There are 2 fuel tanks, with 1 close to each wingroot.


Offensive armament

Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Do 17 E-1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, nose-mounted (375 rpg)

Suspended armament

The Do 17 E-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 10 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (500 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Do 17 E-1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, dorsal turret (750 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, ventral turret (375 rpg)

Usage in battles

The Do 17 E-1 can be used in two distinct methods. The pilot can dive to low altitude to reach higher speeds and use the 10 x 50 kg bombs to eliminate ground targets or it can be used as a support bomber flying behind other heavy bombers and finishing bases. This approach is dangerous and less rewarding because you are slow as you climb and fighters can easily pick you off.

Bombers capable of attacking eg. B-25's or Ju 87's with MG or cannon pods can provide early threats and any climbing fighters will easily out turn you and pick off your engines or control surfaces.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe Turret 7 mm EHVC 500
III Wings repair Engine New 7 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover New 7 mm MGs (turret)

Pros and cons


  • Does not frequently meet cannon or HMG armed fighters
  • Decent payload for its rank
  • Has a very short takeoff run
  • Is one of the few German bombers with a machine gun armament
  • Has great manoeuvrability, compared to other bombers of its rank
  • Has both a dorsal and ventral gunner


  • Slow compared to other bombers, formations are difficult to maintain
  • Big target
  • Like most German bombers of its rank, lacks defence against any fighter
  • Cannot fly with only one engine, it will be able to maintain speed and altitude only for a short time
  • Light defensive armament can only protect from 4-8 o'clock high and vertically below


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See also

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Dornier Aircraft Corporation (Dornier Flugzeugwerke)
Fighters  Do 17 Z-7
  Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
  Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 A-1 · Do 335 B-2
Bombers  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2
  Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1

Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 196 A-3
Blohm & Voss  BV 238
Dornier  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Focke-Wulf  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Henschel  Hs 123 A-1
Heinkel  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
  ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic