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Dornier Do 17

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Dornier Do 17 in flight.

The Dornier Do 17 is a Nazi German military aircraft. It was used for the World War II as a bomber, night fighter, and reconnaissance plane. It's a twin-engines aircraft. It was used by Luftwaffe for Battle of France and after Battle of Britain. Maiden flight in 1934. More than 2100 examples were built. Do 217 and Do 317 are modern variants of it.

It was nicknamed the “flying pencil” for its thin fuselage. It’s successors, the Do-215 and Do-217, would inherit this nickname.

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Mondey, David (1996). Axis Aircraft of World War II. Chancellor Press, London. ISBN 1851529667.