Do 17 E-1

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This page is about the German bomber Do 17 E-1. For other versions, see Do 17 (Family).
Do 17 E-1
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Do 17 E-1
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Description

The Do-17 was a light bomber developed by Dornier for the Luftwaffe. It was originally designed very early in the 1930s and saw combat during the Spanish Civil War and, subsequently, World War II. It was developed as a "Schnellbomber" (fast bomber), and it can be clearly seen in its design. Its almost pencil-like airframe earned the Do 17 the nickname "flying pencil". Its fuselage made it a relatively hard target to hit from directly behind and helped it reach a respectable top speed of 338 km/h (210 mph). The E-1 was fitted with two BMW VI V12 engines, which produced around 739 hp each. The thin fuselage, which helped with performance, unfortunately came with the drawback of a relatively low bomb load. The E-1 comes armed with an offensive 7.92 mm machine gun and is defended by two turrets also utilizing 7.92 mm machine guns.

Introduced in Update 1.51 "Cold Steel", the Do 17 E-1 is a decently fast bomber. At its battle rating, many enemy fighters will struggle to catch up to the Do 17 in a dive thanks to its structural speed limit of 640 km/h (397 mph). This is also the Do 17's best defense against enemy fighters since it has very weak defensive armament. There is a single 7.92 mm machine gun turret mounted on top of the fuselage and another 7.92 mm machine gun turret mounted on the bottom. These have limited firing angles, and it will be difficult to quickly take down enemy opponents that get close. Since the Do 17 was optimized for speed, it also has a relatively weak bomb load and can only carry up to 500 kg of bombs.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 0 m357 km/h
Turn time33 s
Max altitude8 500 m
Engine2 х BMW IV 7.3
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight7 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 336 324 8500 35.3 38.0 0.9 0.9 350
Upgraded 379 357 31.2 33.0 9.9 4.8

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 + -
640 450 498 469 320 ~7 ~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

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural640 km/h
Gear450 km/h

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

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
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RB149 → 187 Sl icon.png
SB188 → 237 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications2 970 Rp icon.png
890 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost190 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 Sl icon.png
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces20 Ge icon.png
Research Aces96 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
150 Rp icon.png
Cost:
45 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
150 Rp icon.png
Cost:
45 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
165 Rp icon.png
Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
75 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
250 Rp icon.png
Cost:
75 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
320 Rp icon.png
Cost:
95 Sl icon.png
85 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
165 Rp icon.png
Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
320 Rp icon.png
Cost:
95 Sl icon.png
85 Ge icon.png
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mg_belt_pack
Research:
150 Rp icon.png
Cost:
45 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
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Flamm C 250
Research:
150 Rp icon.png
Cost:
45 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png
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mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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EHVC 500
Research:
165 Rp icon.png
Cost:
50 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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mg15_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
75 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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mg15_turret_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
95 Sl icon.png
85 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 17.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition375 rounds
Fire rate1 000 shots/min
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

List of setups (3)
Setup 110 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
Setup 22 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 32 x Flam C 250 incendiary bomb

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)
  • 2 x Flam C 250 incendiary bombs

Defensive armament

Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition750 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min
Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition375 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min
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 with machine guns or cannon pods (e.g. B-25s or Ju 87s) can constitute 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
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Does not frequently meet fighters armed with cannons or HMGs
  • 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

Cons:

  • 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 to 8 o'clock high and vertically below

History

The Dornier 17 was a bomber operated by the German Luftwaffe and produced by Dornier Flugzeugwerke. Designed as a twin-engine fast bomber (Schnellbomber) as soon as 1933, its role was to perform bombing runs and then evade opposing aircraft by relying on its speed. The opposition at the time was mostly biplanes and early monoplane fighters. The initial variant of the bomber, the Do 17 E-1 variant entered production at the end of 1936. The E-1 had a low bomb load due to its small internal bomb bay and to the parasitic drag created by externally-mounted bombs. 328 Do 17 E were produced, they were operated by the Luftwaffe and the Yugoslav Air Force which had purchased 36 planes. When WW2 broke out, the Do 17 was along the He 111 one of the main bombers used by the Luftwaffe. It was used as a frontline bomber to support advancing troops, bomb enemy positions and airfields and as a reconnaissance aircraft to spot enemy columns and movements.

The Do 17 E-1 was the first Do 17 to see combat in the Spanish Civil War in 1937, in the ranks of the Condor Legion. The E-1 saw further action during the Anschluss, the Sudeten crisis and the Invasion of Poland in the ranks of the Luftwaffe. The E-1 was then converted to or replaced by more modern variants before the Invasion of France and the Low Countries.

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See also

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Blohm & Voss  BV 138 C-1 · 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 115 C-1 · He 177 A-5
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 R-2 Libya · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
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