Period: Second World War
Model Dim.: 23,4 cm
DO-217 M-1 HISTORIC UPGRADE PRM ED.
The Dornier Do 217 ended up being one of the better “performers” regarding the German Luftwaffe that ended up satisfying different roles from bomber to reconnaissance aircraft and heavy-night fighter. This twin-engine 4-man aircraft appeared in prototype form by 1938 and would see several variations occur ahead of the end of the war. Design of this Do 217 observed along the same lines of earlier Dornier bomber designs. Extetically unsightly sufficient reason for a “brutal”look, it absolutely was a scaled up Dornier Do 215 and at first running on the exact same machines. In belated 1942 two new variations joined service, the K and M models. These had a curved and streamlined nose profile; the lowering of drag as well as the utilization of powerful engines (expecially the M variation), allows the “217” to made some 50km/h faster versus earlier E model, with a bomb load of more than 4000kg. The Dornier 217 M, which first flew on July 16 of 1942, change to stronger in-lineV12 liquid cooled Daimler Benz DB603. This motor had better performance at thin air than BMW 801. The Dornier 217, in bulk K and M variations ended up being current with KG2, KG40 and KG66. During Steinbock raids the “217” flown with lots of AB1000 and AB500 bombs container, charged with fire bomblets. The only capability where the Do 217 was utilized on end for the war was as per night reconnaissance airplane. In every method, the Do 217 ended up being profitable. It was fast, reliable and versatile. It had beenn’t super easy to travel (it was hefty and dangerously fast in landing approach) but their high wing-load had been a benefit in stability during bad weather bombing runs. The Do 217 was only built by the three Dornier plants: Dornier Werke Friedrichshafen (DWF): 316 aircraft, Dornier Werke München (DWM): 985 aircraft and Norddeutsche Dornier Werke (NDW): 602 aircraft.
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