Do 217 K-1
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 4
|This page is about the aircraft Do 217 K-1. For other uses, see Do 217 (Disambiguation)|
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.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 290||< 360||< 360||> 220|
|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.
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
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
|Not controllable||Controllable||Not controllable||Controllable||Combined||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|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
- 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.
- 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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|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|
|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|