Do 217 K-1

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This page is about the German frontline bomber Do 217 K-1. For other versions, see Do 217 (Family).
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Do 217 K-1
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Description

The Do 217 K-1 is a rank IV German frontline bomber with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/SB) and 5.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.29.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 000 m515 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude9 000 m
Engine2 х BMW 801 D
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight17 t

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 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 490 473 9000 31.3 32.4 10.4 10.4 800
Upgraded 546 515 28.8 30.0 15.8 12.8

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
700 300 N/A 351 270 ~7 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 290 < 360 < 360 > 280
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 3,180 hp 3,689 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,400 m 2,720 hp 3,155 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural700 km/h
Gear300 km/h
  • 8.5 mm Steel plates behind the pilot.
  • 8.5 mm Steel plates in front of dorsal gunner.
  • 5 mm Steel plate under ventral gunner.
  • 8.5 mm Steel plate in front of ventral gunner.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 200 → 2 785 Sl icon.png
RB5 260 → 6 659 Sl icon.png
SB12 000 → 15 192 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications40 400 Rp icon.png
77 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training43 000 Sl icon.png
Experts150 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 270 / 390 % Sl icon.png
160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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ITC PVC I
Research:
2 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 800 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg81_turret_new_gun
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
ITC PVC II
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
mg131_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
ETC 2000/XII
Research:
2 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 800 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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mg131_turret_new_gun
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 14 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 226 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
(ammunition: 28 rounds)
Setup 38 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 54 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 62 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 74 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 82 x F5W torpedo

The Do 217 K-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 26 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (1,300 kg total)
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs + 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs (4,000 kg total)
  • 2 x F5W torpedoes

Defensive armament

Turret13 mm MG 131 machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Turret13 mm MG 131 machine gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Turret2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min
2 х Turret7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition750 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min

The Do 217 K-1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, dorsal turret (500 rpg)
  • 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, ventral turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine guns, nose turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, 2 x beam turrets (750 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Can perform both level and dive bomber effectively
  • Defensive armament is often underestimated by foes
  • Amazing maximum payload of 4,000 kg
  • Very easy to fly and to land
  • Can carry torpedoes
  • Good energy retention
  • Fast aircraft, becomes even faster with upgrades installed and with an empty payload
  • Airframe can withstand high speed
  • Manoeuvrable just like its heavy fighter variants

Cons:

  • Defensive armament is unreliable and will not deter foes from attacking you
  • Not very durable
  • Rudder locks beyond 500 km/h
  • Carrying the 4,000 kg payload will add external pylons which will increase drag and reduce speed, flight performance, and climb rate
  • Torpedoes cannot be launched at high speed
  • Stock payload is terrible
  • Only one pilot
  • Lacks any offensive armament of the E variants
  • Cramped cockpit and poor pilot protection
  • Tail design creates blind spots to the already underwhelming defensive armaments

History

In-game description

Dornier Do 217 K-1 medium twin-engine bomber

In the late summer of 1942, full-scale production of a new bomber variant, called the Do 217 K-1, was started. Its creation was prompted by the designers' wish to improve visibility from the pilot's station. Whereas the Do 217E had a projection in front of the windscreen of the pilot's cockpit, a new streamlined forward section of the crew cockpit was developed for the Do 217K; it had no projection and was shared by the pilot and the navigator. The crew cockpit became more spacious, and visibility was improved.

In addition to the modified crew cockpit, the Do 217Ks had more powerful BMW 801D fourteen-cylinder, air-cooled engines with a takeoff power of 1,700 hp.

The defensive armament was also changed from that of the Do 217 E-4. The designers rejected a 20 mm fixed cannon which fired on course. The navigator's mobile turret had a twin 7.92 mm Mauser MG 81Z machine gun (with 500 rounds). Instead of obsolete MG 15s, the cockpit's side blisters had two (or, after the plane was upgraded, four) 7.92 mm Mauser MG 81 belt-fed machine guns with 750 rounds each.

The upper DL 131 electric turret and the lower WL 131 turret with large-calibre 13 mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 131 machine guns were left unchanged.

Now the Do 217K's maximum bomb capacity could reach 4,000 kg. In 1944, field modification kits were developed for the Do 217 K-1, allowing the installation of four ETC 2000/XII bomb racks that could be placed on the wing surface both on the outside of the nacelles (R10) and between the nacelles and the fuselage (R15). It was expected that this variation of suspended armament would let the aircraft carry four LTF5b torpedoes.

Originally, aircraft of the Do 217K variant were developed as night bombers. Their task was to carry out night raids over Great Britain where area-type targets would be bombed from horizontal flight. However, if needed, the R25 field modification kit could be used for the Do 217 K-1, giving it a tail ribbon braking parachute for dive bombing.

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See also

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External links


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