Dornier Do 215

The Dornier Do 215 was a German aircraft used by the Luftwaffe as a light bomber and night fighter during World War II. Developed from the Do 17, it entered service in 1939 and was phased out in late 1944. Since it had a long range capability, it was also employed as a reconnaissance aircraft. The Dornier Do 215 was a shoulder-winged monoplane, fitted with retractable landing gear. It had an all-metal fuselage, with a glass nose, which rendered it capable to carry out reconnaissance missions. It was powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 601a, V12-cylinder engines, which delivered 1159 horsepower each. It could carry up to 1,000 kg of bombs when it performed the bomber role. As a night fighter, it was armed with four 7,92 MG15 machine guns. It had a maximum speed of 292 miles per hour (470 km/h). Wingspan: 59 ft (18 m). Length: 51 ft 10 in (15.8 m).


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