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Dornier Do 17 Z-7


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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??

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20mm barrel is clipped hiding true length of MG151

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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

Performance

  • 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)

Armament

  • 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)!

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

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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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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IVCtWccNGD2SW6Ix8kO6hhPP4VPrAVG5SF0d739HBuo/pubhtml

 

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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