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Dornier Do-317

 

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Derived from the Do 217, this air-craft was designed in 1939 to meet the Luftwaffe's Bomber B specification. Drop-ped in 1940 to allow work to be hastened on the Do 217P, the 317 was resurrected in 1941 in two forms. The 317A was little more than a pressurized 217, while the 317B had a much greater span, completely new engines, remote-control cannon barbettes and a bomb-load of 5600 kg (12,346 lb), with an overload option of two 1800-kg (3968-lb) bombs on wing racks. One was built and six more were converted to Do 217R on the production line. The 317 was dropped in 1943.

 

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Do 317B
Span: 25.9 m (85 ft)
Length: 16.8 m (55 ft 1.5 in)
Gross weight: 24 000 kg (52911 lb)
Maximum speed: 670 km/h (416 mph)

 


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