Do 217 M-1

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
This page is about the German bomber Do 217 M-1. For other versions, see Do 217 (Family).
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Do 217 M-1
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Description

The Do 217 M-1 is a rank IV German bomber with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 5.0 (RB), and 5.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.29.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 700 m560 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude10 000 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-603A
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight17 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,700 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 533 520 10000 31.2 32.3 7.8 7.8 800
Upgraded 588 560 28.8 30.0 12.7 10.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
700 300 N/A 351 270 ~9 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 290 < 360 < 360 > 311
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,300 m 1,510 hp 1,665 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural700 km/h
Gear300 km/h
  • 8.5 mm Steel plates behind the pilot
  • 8.5 mm Steel plates in front of the dorsal gunner
  • 5 mm Steel plate under ventral gunner
  • 8.5 mm Steel plate in front of the ventral gunner
  • 8.5 mm steel on top of engines

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 540 → 4 481 Sl icon.png
RB6 680 → 8 456 Sl icon.png
SB20 440 → 25 877 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications46 900 Rp icon.png
101 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training52 000 Sl icon.png
Experts180 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 250 / 530 % Sl icon.png
166 / 166 / 166 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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ITC PVC I
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg81_turret_new_gun
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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ITC PVC II
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 600 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
mg131_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
ETC 2000/XII
Research:
2 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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mg131_turret_new_gun
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 14 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 226 x 50 kg SC50JA bomb
(ammunition: 28 rounds)
Setup 38 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
2 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 54 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 62 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 74 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 82 x F5W torpedo

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

  • 4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 26 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (1,300 kg total)
  • 8 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs + 2 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 4 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs (4,000 kg total)
  • 2 x F5W torpedoes

Defensive armament

2 х Turret13 mm MG 131 machine gun
Ammunition1000 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Turret13 mm MG 131 machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
2 х Turret7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun
Ammunition750 rounds
Fire rate1597 shots/min

The Do 217 M-1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, nose turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 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)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 81 machine gun, 2 x front beam turret (750 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good payload (up to 4 x 1,000 kg)
  • Quite fast and manoeuvrable for a bomber
  • Can perform as both a level and dive bomber
  • Very easy to fly and to land
  • One of the bombers that can demolish a base (AB) or all three bases (RB/SB) with a single run
  • Can be very difficult to catch once it reaches a high altitude
  • Fast, with room to go even faster with upgrades installed and empty payload
  • Airframe can withstand high speed
  • Can be equipped with torpedoes
  • Can fly with one engine, assuming the rest of the plane is undamaged

Cons:

  • Poor defensive armament
  • Very challenging to fly with only stock upgrades, with poor flight performance and disappointing payload
  • Not very durable
  • Carrying the 4,000 kg payload will add external pylons which will increase drag and reduce speed, flight performance, and climb rate
  • Two of the SC1000L2s (externally-carried ones) drop at the same time in RB and SB
  • Cramped cockpit and poor pilot protection
  • Tail design creates a blind spot to the already underwhelming defensive armaments

History

In-game description

Dornier Do 217 M-1 medium twin-engine bomber

The creation of the next version of the Do 217 bomber was caused by a shortage of BMW 801 air-cooled engines. These engines were urgently needed for Fw 190A fighters and Ju 88G heavy night fighters.

In order to avoid interruptions in the production of Do 217K bombers, the Dornier Flugzeugwerke designers quickly redesigned the Do 217 K-1 to enable the installation of DB 603 liquid-cooled engines. The DB 603A twelve-cylinder, in-line, liquid-cooled engine had a takeoff power of 1,750 hp and was equipped with a 3.72 m diameter four-bladed propeller.

Due to the new engine's higher fuel consumption, the Do 217M's flight range was reduced by about 150 km. Nevertheless, other flight characteristics of the new variant proved to be better than those of the Do 217K; for example, the plane's maximum flight speed was increased. However, even without its combat load, the aircraft could fly with one working engine only if it was descending.

The Do 217M's armament and bomb capacity were the same as the Do 217K's, but a large-calibre 13 mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 131 machine gun was installed in the nose-mounted turret instead of a twin 7,92 mm Mauser MG 81Z machine gun.

Some of the production machines were equipped with FuG 216 Neptun signals intelligence systems that operated in the rear hemisphere and were used to detect radar emissions from British night fighters. The FuG 216 device's antennas were mounted on the wing surfaces.

Aircraft with DB 603A and BMW 801D engines were produced simultaneously from 1942-43. The Do 217 M-1's production was discontinued in September 1943. A total of 443 Do 217 M-1 bombers were built. In 1944, 37 machines of the M-1 variant were converted to Do 217 M-11 guided weapon carriers.

In February 1944, the British managed to get one Do 217 M-1 with minimum damage. On the night of February 23, a bomber from the KG 2 squadron had been damaged by anti-aircraft gun fire over London. The crew immediately abandoned the machine, but the aircraft flew safely about 100 more kilometres and, by itself, landed on its belly near Cambridge.

Media

Do 217 M-1 in-game on a runway

See also

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External links


Dornier Aircraft Corporation (Dornier Flugzeugwerke)
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  Do 217 J-1 · Do 217 J-2 · Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
  Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 A-1 · Do 335 B-2
Bombers  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2
  Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1

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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
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