Dornier Do 17 Units Of World War 2

Author: Chris Goss
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Initially designed as a high-speed mail aeroplane and airliner, the Do 17 first made an appearance as a military aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, both as a bomber and in reconnaissance roles. In the early stages of World War II, it, together with the Heinkel He 111, formed the backbone of the German bomber arm over Poland, France, Belgium and the Low Countries, and saw action in almost every major campaign in this period. However, by the start of the Battle of Britain, the Do 17's limited range and small bomb load meant that it was ripe for replacement by the Ju 88. Though it performed well at lower altitudes, the model suffered heavy losses during raids, particularly during the Blitz and were increasingly phased out. This fully illustrated study uses detailed full-colour artwork and authoritative text from an expert author to tell the full operation story of one of Nazi Germany's best light bombers from the early years of World War II.

Dornier Do 17 The Flying Pencil In Luftwaffe Service 1936 1945

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Designed both as a military and civil aircraft, the Dornier Do 17 'Flying Pencil', so called because of its slender fuselage, was one of three twin-engine medium bombers in service with the Luftwaffe at the start of WWII. Its service with the Legion Condor during the Spanish Civil War, mainly in the reconnaissance role, so impressed the Luftwaffe that high priority was allocated to the aircraft as both a bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. The Do 17 was loved by its crews. It served over Poland, France and the Low Countries, Britain, the Balkans, Greece and the Soviet Union, often without escort and against increasing and improved fighter opposition. Despite a comparatively light bomb-load and limited range, the ultimate version, Do 17Z, possessed good maneuverability and during the Luftwaffe's campaign against England in 1940, it was preferred for low-level attacks on British airfields and installations, though its lack of protection made it vulnerable. Though production ceased in October 1940, the sleek Do 17 could be found on the strength of Luftwaffe units to the end of the war operating as a glider tug, night reconnaissance platform, research aircraft and trainer. In this book Luftwaffe historian, Chris Goss, recounts the operational history of the Do 17, perhaps the least understood and often forgotten of the Luftwaffe's medium bombers.

Dornier Aircraft

Author: Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: Dornier Do 17, Dornier Do 217, Dornier Do X, Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet, Dornier Do 335, Dornier Do 28, Dornier Do J, Dornier Do 228, Fairchild Dornier 728 family, Dornier Do 26, Dornier Do 18, Dornier Do 215, Dornier Do 24, Dornier Do 32, Polar 3, Fairchild Dornier 428JET, Dornier Do 31, Dornier Do 29, Dornier Do 27, Dornier Do R, Dornier Do 19, Dornier Do 11, Dornier Do 317, Dornier Komet, Dornier Do E, Dornier Do K, Dornier Do 12, Dornier Delphin, Dornier Do 10, Dornier P 256, Dornier Do Y, Dornier Do H, Dornier Do 214, Dornier Do 635, Kawasaki Ka 87, Dornier Do 23, Dornier S-Ray 007, Dornier Do 132, Dornier Libelle, Dornier Do 212, Dornier Aerodyne, Dornier Do 14. Excerpt: The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful version of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: "flying pencil"). Designed in 1937 and 1938 as a heavy bomber, its design was refined during 1939 and production began in late 1940. It entered service in early 1941 and by the beginning of 1942 was available in significant numbers. The Dornier Do 217 had a much larger bomb load capacity and had much greater range than the Do 17. In later variants, dive bombing and maritime strike capabilities using glide bombs were explored in depth with considerable success in the later role. Early Do 217 variants were more powerful than the Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88, having a greater speed, range and bomb load. Owing to this it was designated a heavy bomber rather than a medium bomber. The Do 217 served on all fronts in all roles. On the Eastern Front and Western Front it operated as a strategic bomber, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It also performed tactical functions, either direct ground assault or anti-shipping strikes during the Battle of the Atlantic and Battle...

Dornier Do 17 In The Battle Of Britain

Author: Chris Goss
Editor: Air World
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During Britain's desperate struggle for survival that in the summer of 1940, the Dornier Do 17 played a prominent part in raids designed at neutralising the RAF's ability to resist and the British people's will to fight back. Having been built to outrun contemporary fighters when introduced into the Luftwaffe in 1937, it had become the Luftwaffe's main light bomber, and for the attack against Britain, three bomber wings, KG 2, KG3 and KG77, were equipped with the Do 17. But by 1940, the Do 17 was nearing obsolescence and, with its weak defensive armament, it fell prey to Fighter Command's Hurricanes and Spitfires.Its vulnerability was starkly revealed on 18 August 1940, when eight Dorniers were shot down and nine damaged in attacks on RAF Kenley, and on 15 September - Battle of Britain Day - when twenty were shot down and a further thirteen damaged. On that day, Sergeant Ray Holmes rammed his Hurricane into a Do 17 that was reportedly aiming for Buckingham Palace. Part of the bomber's wreckage fell to earth near Victoria Station.In this comprehensive pictorial record of the Do 17, the bomber's role throughout the period of the Battle of Britain is displayed in the author's unique collection of British and German photographs. These photographs, coupled with first-hand stories from those who flew and those who fought against the Do 17, bring those desperate days and dark nights back to life in the manner which only contemporary images and accounts can achieve.

Dornier Do 17 The Luftwaffe S Flying Pencil

Author: Chris Goss
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Considered to be the best known German bomber of the Second Wold War, the Heinkel He 111 served in every military front in the European theater, having first being deployed in the Spanish Civil War in 1936. It then saw extensive service in the invasion of Poland, the Norweigan campaign and the invasion of the Low Countries and France in 1940.When the Luftwaffe was tasked with destroying Britains ability to resist invasion in 1940, the He 111 formed almost half of the Gruppen employed by Luftflotte 2 and Luftflotte 3. When the Luftwaffe switched to attacking cities and industrial sites the Heinkel 111 was widely employed, with raids against targets such as London, Coventry, Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool.In this selection of unrivaled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the early years of the war particularly the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkrieg in the West, the Battle of Britain and the very early stages of the Blitz are portrayed and brought to life.

The Dornier Do 17z

Author: Richard A. Franks
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The Flying Pencil

Author: Heinz J. Nowarra
Editor: Schiffer Military History
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Versatile German medium bomber also used as recon and assault.

Dornier 17 In Focus

Author: Chris Goss
Editor: Red Kite / Air Research
ISBN: 0954620143
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Fotografisk bog om det tyske fly Dornier 17 og variationer heraf samt operationer med flyet på de forskellige fronter under den 2. verdenskrig.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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German Warplanes Of World War Ii

Author: Christopher Chant
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This text is a comprehensive look at the military aircraft that flew for the Luftwaffe in World War II, it covers all aspects, including details on design, development history, service records as well as performance and crew members.

German Bomber Aircraft 1940 1949

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dornier Do 217, Heinkel He 177, Junkers Ju 290, Arado Ar 234, Junkers Ju 188, Junkers Ju 390, Heinkel He 277, Amerika Bomber, Focke-Wulf Fw 191, Messerschmitt Me 264, Henschel Hs 130, Henschel Hs 132, Junkers Ju 288, Heinkel He 274, Focke-Wulf Ta 400, Junkers Ju 287, Silbervogel, Junkers Ef 132, Dornier Do 317, Blohm

Die Deutschen Flugzeuge 1933 1945

Author: Karlheinz Kens
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Dornier Do X

Author: Volker A. Behr
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
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Though only three were produced in late-1920s/early-1930s Germany, the Dornier Do X was the largest flying boat of its time and flew passengers on international flights in extreme comfort during the pre-World War II years. Powered by twelve engines, the aircraft could accommodate over 100 passengers and crew and included sleeping and dining areas. This detailed and highly illustrated book covers the design, development and construction of the Do X, then explores its initial testing and short but historic use as an international airliner, and lastly discusses the ultimate fate of all three examples. The superb collection of photographs includes rare images of the Do X's construction, flights, crew, and luxurious fittings - including many of its interior features, furniture, vintage ephemera and place settings.

Aircraft Spanish Civil War

Author: Gerald Howson
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Recounts the history of aviation in Spain at the time of the Civil War, and discusses in detail all the various models of aircraft used by each of the combatants

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aviation

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Dornier Do 17 The Yugoslav Story

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Beretter om det jugoslaviske flyvevåbens anvendelse af det tyskbyggede bombefly, Do 17, i perioden 1937-1947.

War Planes Of The Second World War

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The Polish Air Force At War 1943 1945

Author: Jerzy B. Cynk
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After being overrun during the early Blitzkrieg in September 1939, and later in France in 1940, the Polish Air Force - flying British and American made fighters and bombers out of England in their own units - made a tremendous contribution to the Allied air victory. The PAFs gallant, lonely fight in September 1939 inflicted the first losses on the mighty Luftwaffe and allowed Britain a nine month grace to strengthen her air defenses. Their part in the Battle of Britain became legend, and its contribution to the early RAF bomber offensive on Germany was equally great. PAF exploits over Dieppe, North Africa, and during the invasion of Europe received special commendations from the RAF. This two volume set is the result of years' painstaking research of the official RAF and PAF documentation, and is fully supported by the Polish Air Force Association. After a brief introduction to the PAF's formative years and to the political background to the war itself, the factors shaping PAF operations in Great Britain and to the abandonment by Britain of her most faithful ally are discussed. The book also provides a wealth of information about all PAF squadrons, their participation in operations, the great variety of aircraft flown by the PAF - Hurricanes, Spitfires, Mustangs, Warhawks, Mosquitoes, Lancasters, Wellingtons, Bostons, Liberators and many others - their achievements and disappointments, victories, and losses. These are supplemented by operational statistics in detailed appendices, lists, charts, maps and over 700 black and white and color photographs, and color profiles. Volume 2 covers: PAF fighter, bomber, and reconnaissance operations prior to and during the Normandy invasion; operations in support of the Polish Home Army and Freedom Fighters; Polish air unit operations on the Russian front; Poles in the RAF aircraft ferry and transport operations; training units; Poles in aviation research and technology; postwar activities. Also included: twenty-nine appendices, bibliography, complete index covering both volumes. 270 colour & b/w photographs & Maps

Encyclopedia Of Aircraft

Author: Michael John Haddrick Taylor
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Describes, illustrates, and provides full technical data on all the planes that have played significant roles in the history of aviation

German Aircraft Of World War Ii

Author: David Donald
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760303238
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Analyzes each aircraft in detail, including development, prototype histories, design teams and aerodynamic problems that had to be overcome.