Do 17 E-1

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Do 17 E-1
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
5.1 tEmpty weight
7.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8 500 mCeiling
sec36.0/36.0/33.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
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
1 050 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
375 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
750 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
10 х 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
2 х 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png160 / 201/60 / 75/160 / 201Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
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 1.3 (AB/RB/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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
336 324 8 500 35.3 38.0 0.9 0.9 350
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
379 357 8 500 31.2 33.0 9.9 4.8 350


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
640 450 520 ~5 ~2
Optimal velocities
< 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

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


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
Not auto controlled
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 defense 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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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-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 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 4 (1937) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939)
  ▀S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/N (1942) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic