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Do-217N

Night Fighter

Dornier

Do-217N

Specification
Do217E-1/3 Do217E-2 Do217K-1 Do217M-1 Do217J-2 Do217N-1
Dimensions
Length, m 17.25 17.25* 17.12 17.12 17.67** 17.67**
Wing span, m 19.0
Wing area without a fuselage, m2 48.5
Wing area,including a fuselage, m2 56.7
Height in line of flight, m 4.8
Weight, kg:
Empty weight, kg 8590 8855 - 9065 8730 10270
Loaded weight 15290 16465 - 16790 13180 13200
Powerplant
Engine (two) BMW 801MA BMW 801ML BMW 801D DB603A BMW 801ML DB603A
Power, hp takeoff 1580 1580 1700 1750 1580 1750
at altitude 1460 1380 1440 1620 1380 1850
m 5000 4600 5700 5700 4600 2100
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h at altitude 497 515 515 560 489 515
m 5600 5200 4000 5700 5500 6000
Cruise speed, km/h at altitude 410 415 - 400 465 470
m 5200 5200 -     5400
Rate of climb min - - - 6.7 3.5 9
to altitude, m - - - 2000 1000 4000
Ceiling, m 7000 7500 - 7350 9000 8900
Range, km 2400 2300 - 2150 2050 1755
Armament
7.92-mm machine guns 5-7 3 3*** 3*** 4 4
13-mm machine guns no 2 2/3 2/3 2 2
15/20-mm cannon 1 1 no no 4 4
Internal bomb load, kg 2500 2500 2500 2500 no 400
Bombs, kg 3000 4000 4000 4000 no 400

* - without a tail air brake.

** - without radar antennas.

*** - the nose 7.9-mm twin MG 81Z machine gun was quite often replaced with 13-mm MG 131.

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References

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/

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