Do 17 Z-2

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This page is about the German bomber Do 17 Z-2. For other versions, see Do 17 E-1 and Do 17 Z-7.
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Do 17 Z-2
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Description

The Do 17 Z-2 is a rank I German bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.53 "Firestorm". The Do 17 Z-2 can carry more bombs than its predecessor, the Do 17 E-1, and has more defensive armament. However, it retains the offensive 7.92 mm machine gun protruding from the cockpit found on the E-1.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 000 m407 km/h
Turn time34 s
Max altitude8 500 m
Engine2 х BMW Bramo 323P
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight9 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 383 370 8500 35.6 37.2 6.6 6.6 450
Upgraded 435 407 32.5 34.0 15.9 10.2

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
620 350 480 454 300 ~5 ~2
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 290 < 300 < 300 > 308
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,600 m 815 hp 1,118 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,300 m 780 hp 1,070 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew4 people
Speed of destruction
Structural620 km/h
Gear350 km/h
  • 8.5 mm steel - pilot's chair
  • 8.5 mm steel - bulkhead aft of cockpit
  • 6 mm steel - below belly gunner
  • 6 mm steel - around top gunner
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (1 close to each wingroot)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB360 → 453 Sl icon.png
RB790 → 996 Sl icon.png
SB990 → 1 248 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 450 Rp icon.png
2 670 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 80 / 80 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
mg_belt_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods ammo.png
mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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EHVC 500
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
150 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods weapon.png
mg15_new_gun
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods turret gun.png
mg15_turret_new_gun
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
290 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 17.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition375 rounds
Fire rate1 050 shots/min
Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Do 17 Z-2 is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Number of setups2
List of setups
Setup 120 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
Setup 22 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb

The Do 17 Z-2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 20 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (500 kg total)

Defensive armament

6 х Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition375 rounds
Fire rate1050 shots/min
Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition750 rounds
Fire rate1050 shots/min
Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Do 17 Z-2 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, nose turret (375 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, ventral turret (375 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, 4 x cockpit-side turrets (375 rpg)

Usage in battles

This bomber, while not having enough payload for a base and being helpless against most fighters, makes an excellent ground attacker. Take out the convoys consisting of light tanks and unarmoured vehicles, gaining a ticket advantage for your team. It is recommended to stay at altitude until you are over the convoy you want to take out, then dive down, drop your bombs, and return to your airfield with the speed gained in the dive. After landing and rearming, try to sneak your way past the remaining fighters of the enemy team and destroy the ground targets left with your bombs and offensive armament.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Does not frequently meet cannon or HMG armed fighters.
  • Strong payload compared to other bombers in 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 amazing defensive armament.

Cons:

  • 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.

History

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Media

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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


Dornier Aircraft Corporation (Dornier Flugzeugwerke)
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  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
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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
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Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
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