Do 217 M-1
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 4
|This page is about the aircraft Do 217 M-1. For other uses, see Do 217 (Family).|
The Do 217 M-1 is a Rank IV German frontline bomber with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 5.0 (RB), and 5.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.29.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at ?,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||> 250|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|4,700 m||3,000 hp||3,330 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.
- 8.5 mm steel on top of engines
The Do 217 M-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- 4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs
- 28 x 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 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs
- 4 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs
- 2 x F5W torpedoes
The Do 217 M-1 is defended by:
- 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, fuselage dorsal turret (500 rpg)
- 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, ventral turret (1,000 rpg)
- 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, nose turret (1,000 rpg)
- 2 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, cockpit dorsal turret (750 rpg = 1,500 total)
Usage in battles
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Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable||Controllable||Controllable||Controllable||Separate||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
- Good payload (up to 4 x 1,000 kg).
- Quite fast for a bomber
- Manoeuvrable for its size
- Can perform both level and dive bomber.
- Very easy to fly and to land.
- One of the bombers that can demolish a base with a single run(AB).
- Can be very difficult to catch once it reaches a high altitude.
- One can just hover-bomb the enemy base easily if left unchecked(AB).
- One of the very few bombers that can demolish all 3 bases with a single run(RB&SB).
- Fast, even faster with upgrades installed.
- Very fast once payload is dropped.
- Air frame can withstand high speed.
- Good Manoeuvrability.
- Can be equipped with Torpedoes.
- Poor defensive armament
- Very challenging to fly with only stock upgrades
- Not very durable.
- Carrying the 4000kg payload will add external pylons which will increase drag.
- Carrying the 4000kg payload will significantly reduce speed and performance.
- Carrying the 4000kg payload will reduce the climb rate into a crawl.
- Stock payload is terrible.
- Cramped cockpit and poor pilot protection.
- Tail design creates blind spot to the already underwhelming defensive armaments.
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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|