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Do 17 Z-2 & Z-7 - with developer's answers
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Today, fans of German aviation will get to know two other models of the classic Luftwaffe twin-engined bomber Dornier 17, the improved Do 17 Z-2 and night fighter version Do 17 Z-7.

Do 17 Z-2

Kirill "Lassar" Vostretsov, Game Designer:

The aircraft's bomb bays can now carry up to 1,000 kg of bombs. Apart from that, its defensive armament has been significantly increased through the addition of two MG 15 machine guns.

Do 17 Z-7

Kirill "Lassar" Vostretsov, Game Designer:

A fighter modification of the aircraft. The night fighter received a battery of three 7.92 mm MG-17 frontal machine guns, it was also equipped with an MG FF frontal cannon. The aircraft is also able to carry a bomb load of up to 500 kg using its internal bomb rack.


Answers to readers' questions:

1. Where in the German tree will these aircraft find their place?

 Answer: Heavy fighter line, before Bf.110.

2. The Do. 17 Z-7 had a 20mm MG/FF cannon. Is this a gunner controlled or fixed gun for the pilot to use? Will the Do 17 Z-7 feature the MG FF/M or the normal MG FF?

 Answer: It is normal MG FF gun, fixed and controlled by the pilot.

3. Do 17 Z-2 what maximum bomb load will it have?

 Answer: 4x250 kg bombs.

4. Will the future Do-17 Z-7 heavy fighter and the current Do-217 J/N heavy fighters get an air spawn?

 Answer:  We are considering this possibility.


The War Thunder Team

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