Do 17 Z-2

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Do 17 Z-2
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
6.0 tEmpty weight
9.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8 500 mCeiling
sec38.9/38.9/34.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
2 х BMW Bramo 323PEngine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
620 km/hStructural
350 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 gun6 х Turret
375 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
750 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
20 х 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
2 х 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 050 / 1 321/680 / 856/280 / 352Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the German bomber Do 17 Z-2. For other versions, see Do 17 E-1 and Do 17 Z-7.


GarageImage Do 17 Z-2.jpg

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".

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 5,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
383 370 8 500 35.6 37.2 6.6 6.6 450
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
435 407 8 500 32.5 34.0 15.9 10.2 450


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
620 350 500 ~4 ~2
Optimal velocities
< 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

  • 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


Offensive armament

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

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

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


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)
  • It is recommended to obtain the new payloads as quickly as possible, then the defensive and offensive armament.

Pros and cons


  • 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.


  • 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.


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See also

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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