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Dornier Do 17


Type: Medium Bomber
Origin: Ernest Heinkel AG
Models: E, F (Reconnaissance), K, P and Z
Crew: Three (Some Five)
First Flight:
   Do 17V-1: Autumn 1934
   Do 17E: November 7, 1936
   Do 17F: November 10, 1936
   Do 17P: Late 1937
   Do 17Z-2: Early 1939
Service Delivery:
   Do 17Z-1: January 1939
Final Delivery: 1940
Production: N/A

Engine:
Do 17E, F, K:
   Model: BMW VI 7.3
   Type: 12-Cylinder liquid-cooled Vee
   Number: Two    Horsepower: 750 hp

Do 17P:
   Model: BMW 132N
   Type: 9-Cylinder radial
   Number: Two    Horsepower: 1,000 hp

Do 17Z:
   Model: Bramo Fafnir 323P
   Type: 9-Cylinder radial
   Number: Two    Horsepower: 1,000 hp

Dimensions:
Wing span: 59 ft. 0½ in. (18m)
Length:
  Do 17E & F: 53 ft 3¾ in. (16.25m)
  Do 17P: 52 ft 9¾ in. (16.1m)
  Do 17Z-2: 51 ft 9½ in. (15.79m)
Height:
  Do 17E & F: 14 ft 2 in. (4.3m)
  Do 17P: 14 ft 11 in. (4.57m)
  Do 17Z-2: 14 ft 11½ in. (4.56m)
Wing Surface Area:
  Do 17Z-2: 592.0 sq. ft. (55.00m²)
  Weights:
Empty:
  Do 17E/F: 9,921 lbs. (4500 kg)
  Do 17P: 10,140 lbs. (4600 kg)
  Do 17Z-2: 11,484 lbs. (5210 kg)
Maximum:
  Do 17E: 15,520 lbs. (7050 kg)
  Do 17F: 15,430 lbs. (7000 kg)
  Do 17P: 16,887 lbs. (7660 kg)
  Do 17Z-2: 19,841 lbs. (9000 kg)

Performance:
Maximum Speed:
  Do 17E & F: 220 mph (355 kph)
  Do 17P: 249 mph (400 kph)
  Do 17Z-2: 263 mph (425 kph)
Initial climb: N/A
Service Ceiling:
  Do 17E: 16,730 ft. (5100m)
  Do 17F: 19,685 ft. (6000m)
  Do 17P: 20,340 ft. (6200m)
  Do 17Z-2: 26,740 ft. (8150m)
Range:
  Do 17E: 620 Miles (1000 km)
  Do 17F: 994 Miles (1600 km)
  Do 17P: 745 Miles (1200 km)
  Do 17Z-2 (Half Bomb load): 721 Miles (1160 km)


Armament:
Do 17E:
One manual 7.92mm MG 15 mounted in rear ventral hatch.
One manual 7.92mm MG 15 mounted in dorsal position, aimed to rear.

Do 17P:
One manual 7.92mm MG 15 mounted in rear ventral hatch.
One manual 7.92mm MG 15 mounted in dorsal position, aimed to rear.
One manual 7.92mm MG 15 mounted fixed forward in right windscreen.

Payload:
Do 17E:
1,650 lb. (750 kg) of bombs carried internally.

Do 17P:
2,205 lb. (1000 kg) of bombs carried internally.

Additional Images:
Image 1 - Do 17P.
Image 2 - Do 17 profiles.

Sources:
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London
Donald, David - The Complete Encyclopedia Of World Aircraft, 1997, Brown Packaging Books Ltd., London

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