Do 217 K-1

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Do 217 K-1
do_217k_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.3/5.0/5.3BR
5 peopleCrew
16.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х BMW 801 DEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
700 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Defensive armament
13 mm MG 131 machine gunTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
13 mm MG 131 machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 100 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun2 х Turret
750 roundsAmmunition
1 100 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 1
26 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 2
8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 3
2 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 4
4 x 500 kg SC500K bombSetup 5
2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombSetup 6
4 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombSetup 7
2 x F5W torpedoSetup 8
Economy
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png51 000 / 64 515/8 990 / 11 372/5 460 / 6 906Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
× (166) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Do 217 K-1. For other uses, see Do 217 (Disambiguation)

Description

The Do 217 K-1 in the garage


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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
489 473 31.5 32.0 2.1 3.7 800
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 800

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
+ -
700 300 520 ~8 ~8
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 290 < 360 < 360 > 220
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 3,180 hp 3,689 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 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.

Armaments

Suspended armament

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

  • 4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 28x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs + 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs
  • 4 x 500 kg SC500K bombs
  • 2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombs
  • 4 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombs
  • 2 x 936 kg F5W torpedoes

Defensive armament

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 gun, nose turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, 2 x beam turret (750 rpg = 1,500 total)

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Turret 7 mm ITC PVC I
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) ITC PVC II
III Wings Repair Engine Turret 13 mm ITC 2000/XII
IV Engine Injection Cover New 13 mm MGs (turret)

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Can perform both level and dive bomber effectively.
  • Can play both safe and steady or high risk high reward play style.
  • 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 landing gear deployment.
  • Can be very difficult to catch once it reaches a high altitude.
  • Fast aircraft, becomes even faster with upgrades installed.
  • Very fast once payload is dropped.
  • Air frame can withstand high speed.
  • Maneuverable just like it's heavy fighter variants.
  • Faster than the M model.
  • Can decimate enemy ground units in seconds when played in groups.
  • One of the few bombers that can effectively be played in tank RB matches.

Cons:

  • Defensive armament is unreliable and will not deter foes from attacking you.
  • Not very durable.
  • Carrying the 4,000 kg payload will add external pylons which will increase drag.
  • Carrying the 4,000 kg payload will significantly reduce speed and performance.
  • Carrying the 4,000 kg payload will reduce the climb rate into a crawl.
  • Torpedoes cannot be launched at high speed which is it's main strength.
  • 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.
  • Has a high potential of being a priority target.

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Germany bombers
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