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Dornier Do 17 Z-7




Announcement of future Do-17Z-7 release in 1.53. (will be updated)

Suggested BR 1.7/1.7 (Bf-110 BR is ...)


(note, this off top of my head, may not be 100% accurate)

The Z-7 was a FIELD MODIFICATION of a Do-17Z bomber, as such no known specifications exist.

All documentation I have read say ONLY ONE was ever made, however books are wrong so possible more where built.

With the success of the Z-7, the Z-10 was created with serial modification of 9 or 10 count 17Z airframes.  

The Do-17Z-10 pioneered night-fighters for the Luftwaffe, being the first to experiment with various early airborne radar installations and even Schräge Musik.



What was done to make the Z-7 was take the Machine-gun and cannon mounting structure from a Ju-88C-2 heavy fighter and install it into the nose area of 17z (the similarity of dimensions on both make it process easy).  A new nose was fabricated.  

MG-151 was the cannon installed with the 3 MG 17's.  

Also a thick armored glass installed in front of pilot, very likely steel plate as well as with Ju 88C.

Other modification was removing as much weight as possible and I am 99% sure installing the bomb-bay fuel tank for more range.  Doing so would limit bombs to 10x 50kg or 1x 250kg, it they carried them at all.



Below the Z-7 ??+HK belly landed, visible the NJG I Gruppe insignia and maybe deck of cards??



20mm barrel is clipped hiding true length of MG151




General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 15.8 m (51 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 18 m (59 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 4.56 m (15 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 5,210 kg (11,486 lb)
  • Empty equipped: 5,888 kg (12,981 lb) to 5,963 kg (13,146 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,837 kg (19,482 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: standard fuel 1,540 l (339 imp gal), with aux tank in forward bomb bay 2,435 l (536 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Bramo 323P 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines with 1,000 PS (986 hp, 736 kW) for take-off
  • Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch propellers


  • Maximum speed: ?
  • Cruising speed: ?
  • Combat range: ?  I am positive they carried extra fuel tank in bomb bay, longer range but less bombs.

1,010 km (628 mi) with 2,435 l (536 imp gal) fuel and 500 kg (1,102 lb) of bombs

  • Service ceiling: 8,200 m (26,903 ft)
  • Wing loading: 156 kg/m2 (32 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.170 kW/kg (0.11 hp/lb)


  • Guns: 3 x 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 17, 2 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) MG 15 machine guns in front, rear upper, rear lower, 1 x or 2 x 20mm cannon either MG FF/M or MG 151/20
  • Bombs: ? kg (? lb) of bombs carried internally, either ? x 50 kg (110 lb) bombs or ? x 250 kg (551 lb) bombs  (I believe max load was 750kg, need to look at books again)



For historical comparison, the nose on Do-17Z-10, note the 4 count of MG 17's over the Infrared Search light!!

Yes, the LW was first AF in world to use light enhancing cameras (the telescope in pilots window)!


For comparison this is a Do-215B-5 NF



Z-10 with hood (bonnet) open.


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So... Why are you mentioning Z-10? We will get Z-7.

Because the Z10 was the more sensible option to include in the game, it seems.


One would think.  Maybe showing up WoWP??  GJ is better?


honestly the Z-7 should be a premium


I think the Do-215B-5 should, almost 500kph with 2 to 3x 20mm cannons.


We will most likely sooner or later get Z-10 too.Just not in this update.Also,Z-10 is on tech tree.


Z-10 is, but not Z-7 (why even have a plan if they change it so often)



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Second time they pulled this bull...First time is when they promised an Fw 200C-3 or C-4 and we received a C-1 instead...I also heard rumors that we will get a He 177 A-1 instead of the promised A-5...

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It is flawed.  Should be NO bomb load, top speed is far below what it should be.


This for the 17Z-2, the 17Z-7 will be slightly better.


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1.53 released.


Several bugs to be fixed to model.  :?s

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