Specifications for the
Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
Focus Model: Dornier Do17 (Flying Pencil)
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Dornier - Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1937
Production Total: 2,139
Length: 51.84 ft (15.8 m)
Width: 59.06 ft (18.00 m)
Height: 14.93ft (4.55 m)
Weight (Empty): 11,486 lb (5,210 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 18,940 lb (8,591 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x BMW Bramo 323P Fafnir air-cooled engines developing 1,000 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 255 mph (410 kmh; 221 kts)
Maximum Range: 204 miles (329 km)
Service Ceiling: 26,903 ft (8,200 m; 5.1 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
4 to 8 x 7.92mm MG 15 machine guns in nose, dorsal turret, ventral turret and beam gunner positions.
1 or 2 x 20mm FF cannons (night-fighter derivatives).
Between 1,000lbs and 2,200lbs of internal ordnance depending on model variant (see variants).
Do 17 - Base Model Series Designation
Do 17 V1 - Initial Prototype appearing in 1934; mailplane and passenger model; single vertical tail fin; three-man crew.
Do 17 V2 - Second Prototype; for Lufthansa review
Do 17 V3 - Third Prototype; for Lufthansa review
Do 17 V4 - Fourth Prototype; militarized form; bomb bay replacing passenger and cargo cabins; twin vertical tail fins.
Do 17 V5 - Fifth Military Prototype
Do 17 V6 - Sixth Military Prototype
Do 17 V7 - Seventh Military Prototype; glazed redesigned nose and floor; four-man crew; aft-facing 7.92mm machine gun fitted.
Do 17 V8 - Eight Military Prototype; glazed redesigned nose and floor; four-man crew; aft-facing 7.92mm machine gun fitted.
Do 17 V9 - Ninth Military Prototype; glazed redesigned nose and floor; four-man crew aft-facing 7.92mm machine gun fitted.
Do 17E-1 - Initial Production Model; bomber variant; 1,650lbs of internal stores; fitted with BMW VI 12-cylinder 750 horsepower engines.
Do 17F-1 - Initial Production Model; reconnaissance variant; fitted with cameras; fitted with BMW VI 12-cylinder 750 horsepower engines.
Do 17M - Improved Bomber; fitted with Bramo 323A-1 Fafnir radial engines of 900 horsepower; up to 2,205lbs of internal stores.
Do 17M/U1 - Dinghy added.
Do 17M-1/Trop - Tropicalized Variant with tropical environment filters on engines.
Do 17P - Improved Reconnaissance Platform; fitted with BMW 132N engines of 865 horsepower.
Do 17P-1/Trop - Tropicalized Variant with tropical environment filters on engines.
Do 17Kb-1 - Yugoslavian Export Designation; bomber variant based on Do 17M; Gnome-Rhone 14 Na/2 radial engines; FN-Browning machine guns.
Do 17Kb-2 - Yugoslavian Export Designation; reconnaissance variant based on Do 17P; Gnome-Rhone 14 Na/2 radial engines; FN-Browning machine guns.
Do 17Kb-3 - Yugoslavian Export Designation; reconnaissance variant based on Do 17P; Gnome-Rhone 14 Na/2 radial engines; FN-Browning machine guns.
Do 17S - High-Speed Reconnaissance; prototype; fitted with DB 600 engines.
Do 17U - Pathfinder Variant; redesigned forward fuselage for stepped cockpit; increase five man crew; fitted with DB 600 engines.
Do 17U-0 - Three Prototypes
Do 17U-1 - Twelve Production Models
Do 17Z - Definitive Do 17 Model
Do 17Z-1 - Changes as in the Do 17S and Do 17U; fitted with Bramo 323A-1 Fafnir radial piston engines.
Do 17Z-2 - Fitted with Bramo 323P supercharged engines of 1,000 horsepower.
Do 17Z-3 - Dual-Role Bomber/Reconnaissance Mount.
Do 17Z-4 - Dual control trainer variant
Do 17Z-5 - Long-range maritime variant
Do 17Z-6 "Kauz" - Ju 88C-2 cannon-nose with Do 17Z-3 airframe; 3 x MG 15 machine guns and 1 x 20mm FF cannon; crew of three.
Do 17Z-10 "Kauz II" - Redesigned nose; 4 x MG 15 machine guns and 2 x 20mm FF cannons; Spanner Anlage IR detector; crew of three.
Do 215 - Yugoslavian Export Model of the Do 17Z
Do 215A-1 - Export Model
Do 215B-0 - Luftwaffe long-range reconnaissance
Do 215B-1 - Luftwaffe long-range reconnaissance
Do 215B-2 - Bomber Variant; never produced
Do 215B-3 - Soviet Export Models; two delivered
Do 215B-4 - Revised photographic camera equipment; later converted to night-fighter as the Do 215B-5.
Do 215B-5 - Night-fighter conversion model of the Do 215B-4; fitted with FuG 202 Lichtenstein BC AI radar.
Do 217 - Revised Do 17 airframe design; fitted with Daimler-Benz DB 601A engines of 1,075 horsepower; enlarged fuselage; revised tail section; increased operating weight; based on the Do 17Z.
Croatia; Egypt; Finland; Hungary; Nazi Germany; Soviet Union; Spain; United Kingdom; Yugoslavia