Dornier Do 215

The Dornier Do 215 was a light bomber, reconnaissance aircraft and later a night fighter aircraft produced by Dornier Werke GmbH originally produced for export, but in the event all except two served in the Luftwaffe. The successor of the Do 215 was the Dornier Do 217.

Dornier Do 215
Class Aircraft
Type Bomber
Manufacturer Dornier Flugzeugwerke
Production Period 1939 - 1941
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1938
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1939 1944 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Dornier Flugzeugwerke 1939 1941 105 View

Role Light bomber/Night fighter
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Dornier Flugzeugwerke
Designer Claude Dornier
First flight 1938
Introduction 1939
Retired 1944
Primary user Luftwaffe
Produced 1939–1941
Number built 105
Developed from Dornier Do 17


General characteristics

  • Crew: 4 (pilot, bomb aimer/gunner, two gunners)
  • Length: 15.79 m (51 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 18 m (59 ft)
  • Height: 4.56 m (14 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 55 m (592 ft)
  • Empty weight: 5,780 kg (12,727 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 8,800 kg (19,404 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 x Daimler-Benz DB 601 Ba V-12-cylinder inline engines, 1,175 PS (1,159 hp, 864 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 470 km/h (254 knots, 292 mph) at 4000 m (13,124 ft)
  • Range: 2,450km (1,323 nm, 1,522 mi) normal
  • Service ceiling 9,000 m (29,500 ft)
  • Wing loading: 105.1 kg/m (32.78 lb/ft)
  • Power/mass: 184 W/kg (0.113 hp/lb)

Armament

  • Four 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns, later upgraded to 6
  • 1000 kg (2,200 lb) bombs

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