Do 17 Z-2

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Do 17 Z-2
do_17z_2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/1.7/1.7BR
4 peopleCrew
9.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х BMW Bramo 323PEngine
RadialType
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 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
Economy
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 110 / 1 397/640 / 805/290 / 365Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
× (100) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Do 17 Z-2. For other uses, see Do 17 (Disambiguation)

Description

The Do 17 Z-2 in the garage


The Do 17 Z-2 is a Rank I German medium bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.53 "Firestorm".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
376 369 36.0 37.1 5.1 6.6 450
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
442 407 32.1 34.0 18.6 10.2 450

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
620 350 500 ~3 ~2
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 290 < 300 < 300 > 140
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,600 m 1,630 hp 2,236 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,300 m 1,560 hp 2,140 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

Armaments

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 options available for the Do 17 Z-2 are:

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

Defensive 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, 2 x cheek turret (375 rpg = 750 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, nose turret (375 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, 3 x dorsal turret (750 + 375 (x2) = 1500 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, ventral turret (375 rpg)

Usage in the 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 Not controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

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

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

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 maneuverability, compared to other bombers of its rank.
  • Has amazing defensive armament.

Cons:

  • 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.

History

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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