Do 17 E-1

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Do 17 E-1
General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
7.0 tTake-off weight
0.18 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
8 500 mCeiling
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 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png210 / 264/60 / 75/160 / 201Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
140 % Sl icon.png90 % Sl icon.png30 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Do 17 E-1. For other uses, see Do 17 (Disambiguation)


The Do 17 E-1 in the garage

The Do 17 E-1 is a Rank I German medium bomber with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.51 "Cold Steel".

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
328 324 8 500 35.2 36.8 0.2 1.2 350
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
387 357 8 500 31.2 33.0 10.8 4.8 350


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
640 450 520 ~4 ~2
Optimal velocities
< 290 < 300 < 300 > 140
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,050 m 1,170 hp 1,500 hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Engines and fuel tank in wings


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 options available for the Do 17 E-1 are:

  • 10 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs

Defensive 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, dorsal turret (750 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, ventral turret (375 rpg)

Usage in the 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 50kg 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-25s or Ju-87s with MG or CN pods can provide early threats and any climbing fighters will easily out turn you and pick off your engines or your control surfaces.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Not controllable 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 maneuverability, 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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