Dornier Do 217

By Jerry Scutts

The Do 217 was one of the primary manufactures of twin engine bombers for the Luftwaffe. The 1935 vintage flying pencil went onto give reliable early war service before the basic design was progressively developed into the Do 215 of 1938. That same year a further refinement emerged as the Do217. This aircraft despite extrapolation of the basic design inth the Do317 and 417 became the last Dornier bomber to see front line service with the Luftwaffe