DORNIER Do 17 The Luftwaffe s Flying Pencil

DORNIER Do 17   The Luftwaffe s  Flying Pencil
Author : Chris Goss
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2018-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781848324732
ISBN 13 : 1848324731
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DORNIER Do 17 The Luftwaffe s Flying Pencil Book Description:

Considered to be the best known German bomber of the Second Wold War, the Heinkel He 111 served in every military front in the European theater, having first being deployed in the Spanish Civil War in 1936. It then saw extensive service in the invasion of Poland, the Norweigan campaign and the invasion of the Low Countries and France in 1940.When the Luftwaffe was tasked with destroying Britains ability to resist invasion in 1940, the He 111 formed almost half of the Gruppen employed by Luftflotte 2 and Luftflotte 3. When the Luftwaffe switched to attacking cities and industrial sites the Heinkel 111 was widely employed, with raids against targets such as London, Coventry, Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool.In this selection of unrivaled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the early years of the war particularly the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkrieg in the West, the Battle of Britain and the very early stages of the Blitz are portrayed and brought to life.

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2
Author : Chris Goss
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2019-09-19
ISBN 10 : 9781472829641
ISBN 13 : 1472829646
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2 Book Description:

Initially designed as a high-speed mail aeroplane and airliner, the Do 17 first made an appearance as a military aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, both as a bomber and in reconnaissance roles. In the early stages of World War II, it, together with the Heinkel He 111, formed the backbone of the German bomber arm over Poland, France, Belgium and the Low Countries, and saw action in almost every major campaign in this period. However, by the start of the Battle of Britain, the Do 17's limited range and small bomb load meant that it was ripe for replacement by the Ju 88. Though it performed well at lower altitudes, the model suffered heavy losses during raids, particularly during the Blitz and were increasingly phased out. This fully illustrated study uses detailed full-colour artwork and authoritative text from an expert author to tell the full operation story of one of Nazi Germany's best light bombers from the early years of World War II.

Dornier Do 17 The flying Pencil in Luftwaffe Service 1936 1945

Dornier Do 17  The  flying Pencil  in Luftwaffe Service   1936 1945
Author : Chris Goss
Publisher :
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2020-05-15
ISBN 10 : 1906537550
ISBN 13 : 9781906537555
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Do 17 The flying Pencil in Luftwaffe Service 1936 1945 Book Description:

Designed both as a military and civil aircraft, the Dornier Do 17 'Flying Pencil', so called because of its slender fuselage, was one of three twin-engine medium bombers in service with the Luftwaffe at the start of WWII. Its service with the Legion Condor during the Spanish Civil War, mainly in the reconnaissance role, so impressed the Luftwaffe that high priority was allocated to the aircraft as both a bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. The Do 17 was loved by its crews. It served over Poland, France and the Low Countries, Britain, the Balkans, Greece and the Soviet Union, often without escort and against increasing and improved fighter opposition. Despite a comparatively light bomb-load and limited range, the ultimate version, Do 17Z, possessed good maneuverability and during the Luftwaffe's campaign against England in 1940, it was preferred for low-level attacks on British airfields and installations, though its lack of protection made it vulnerable. Though production ceased in October 1940, the sleek Do 17 could be found on the strength of Luftwaffe units to the end of the war operating as a glider tug, night reconnaissance platform, research aircraft and trainer. In this book Luftwaffe historian, Chris Goss, recounts the operational history of the Do 17, perhaps the least understood and often forgotten of the Luftwaffe's medium bombers.

Dornier Do 17 Do 215

Dornier Do 17 Do 215
Author : Marek Murawski
Publisher :
Total Pages : 136
Release : 2015-05-14
ISBN 10 : 8364596330
ISBN 13 : 9788364596339
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Do 17 Do 215 Book Description:

The monograph on the WW2 German bombers Dornier Do 17 and Dornier Do 215 discusses their design, development and operational history. Each variant is specified and comprehensively described with coverage of changes made in its sub-variants, including the special modifications for the foreign recipients. Designed and built in the late 1930s, originally as reconnaissance and bomber plane, the Do 17/215 was also used as a night fighter equipped with radar systems. A large part of the book is devoted to the combat use of the aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, Poland, the Balkans and Russia together with the Western Campaign and Battle of Britain. A short account of the night fighting missions is also included.

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2
Author : Chris Goss
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2019-09-19
ISBN 10 : 9781472829658
ISBN 13 : 1472829654
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2 Book Description:

Initially designed as a high-speed mail aeroplane and airliner, the Do 17 first made an appearance as a military aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, both as a bomber and in reconnaissance roles. In the early stages of World War II, it, together with the Heinkel He 111, formed the backbone of the German bomber arm over Poland, France, Belgium and the Low Countries, and saw action in almost every major campaign in this period. However, by the start of the Battle of Britain, the Do 17's limited range and small bomb load meant that it was ripe for replacement by the Ju 88. Though it performed well at lower altitudes, the model suffered heavy losses during raids, particularly during the Blitz and were increasingly phased out. This fully illustrated study uses detailed full-colour artwork and authoritative text from an expert author to tell the full operation story of one of Nazi Germany's best light bombers from the early years of World War II.

Suomen ilmavoimien historia

Suomen ilmavoimien historia
Author : Kalevi Keskinen
Publisher :
Total Pages : 114
Release : 1975
ISBN 10 : 9519035176
ISBN 13 : 9789519035178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suomen ilmavoimien historia Book Description:

The Flying Pencil

The Flying Pencil
Author : Heinz J. Nowarra
Publisher : Schiffer Military History
Total Pages : 47
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : 0887402364
ISBN 13 : 9780887402364
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flying Pencil Book Description:

Versatile German medium bomber also used as recon and assault.

Dornier Aircraft

Dornier Aircraft
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Total Pages : 72
Release : 2013-09
ISBN 10 : 1230509631
ISBN 13 : 9781230509631
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Aircraft Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: Dornier Do 17, Dornier Do 217, Dornier Do X, Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet, Dornier Do 335, Dornier Do 28, Dornier Do J, Dornier Do 228, Fairchild Dornier 728 family, Dornier Do 26, Dornier Do 18, Dornier Do 215, Dornier Do 24, Dornier Do 32, Polar 3, Fairchild Dornier 428JET, Dornier Do 31, Dornier Do 29, Dornier Do 27, Dornier Do R, Dornier Do 19, Dornier Do 11, Dornier Do 317, Dornier Komet, Dornier Do E, Dornier Do K, Dornier Do 12, Dornier Delphin, Dornier Do 10, Dornier P 256, Dornier Do Y, Dornier Do H, Dornier Do 214, Dornier Do 635, Kawasaki Ka 87, Dornier Do 23, Dornier S-Ray 007, Dornier Do 132, Dornier Libelle, Dornier Do 212, Dornier Aerodyne, Dornier Do 14. Excerpt: The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful version of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: "flying pencil"). Designed in 1937 and 1938 as a heavy bomber, its design was refined during 1939 and production began in late 1940. It entered service in early 1941 and by the beginning of 1942 was available in significant numbers. The Dornier Do 217 had a much larger bomb load capacity and had much greater range than the Do 17. In later variants, dive bombing and maritime strike capabilities using glide bombs were explored in depth with considerable success in the later role. Early Do 217 variants were more powerful than the Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88, having a greater speed, range and bomb load. Owing to this it was designated a heavy bomber rather than a medium bomber. The Do 217 served on all fronts in all roles. On the Eastern Front and Western Front it operated as a strategic bomber, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It also performed tactical functions, either direct ground assault or anti-shipping strikes during the Battle of the Atlantic and Battle...