Specifications for the
Dornier Do 217
Medium-Heavy Bomber / Night-Fighter / Reconnaissance / Multirole Aircraft
Focus Model: Dornier Do 217M-1
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Dornier - Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Length: 56.30ft (17.16m)
Width: 63.29ft (19.29m)
Height: 16.70ft (5.09m)
Weight (Empty): 19,471lbs (8,832kg)
Weight (MTOW): 36,784lbs (16,685kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Daimler-Benz DB 603A V12 engines delivering 1,750hp each.
Maximum Speed: 348mph (560kmh; 302kts)
Maximum Range: 1,335miles (2,148km)
Service Ceiling: 31,699ft (9,662m; 6.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
2 x 13mm MG131 machine guns
6 x 7.92mm MG81 machine guns
An internal and external ordnance load of up to 8,810lbs.
Do 217 V1 - Prototype Model Designation; fitted with Daimler-Benz DB 601A engines; eventually lost in a crash.
Do 217A - Reconnaissance Variant; fitted with DB 601 series engines; production limited to 8 total examples.
Do 217C - Bomber Variant
Do 217E - Full Production Standard Model; fitted with 2 x 801 A/B BMW radial engines delivering 1,600hp each; produced as bomber, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance platforms.
Do 217E-0 - Pre-Production Aircraft Designation
Do 217E-1 - Initial Service Production Bombers
Do 217E-2 - Fitted with an electrically-operated dorsal turret with 1 x 13mm machine gun.
Do 217E-5 - Hs 295 missile compatible
Do 217J - Converted E series models; fitted with Lichtenstein radar in nose; 1 x 20mm MGFF cannon and 4 x 7.92mm MG17 machine guns.
Do 217K - Appeared in 1942; redesigned nose assembly; BMW 801 G/H engines at 1,730hp.
Do 217K-2 - Increased wingspan; Fritz X missile compatible.
Do 217M - Fitted with DB 603 series engines.
Do 217N - Converted M series models; nightfighter variant; fitted with radar and additional oblique-firing 4 x MG151/20.
Do 217P - High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft; fitted with DB 605 series engines.
Do 217R - Redesignated Do 317 prototypes for use as Henschel Hs 293 "motherships".
Nazi Germany; Italy; Switzerland