Author: Manfred Griehl
Versatile German medium bomber also used as recon and assault.
Author: Heinz J. Nowarra
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Category: Airplanes, Military
Versatile German medium bomber also used as recon and assault.
The glazed nose was removed from a Do 17 Z-3 and replaced by the nose from a Junkers 88 C fighter, the Dornier Do 17 ... number of Dornier Do 215B-5 night fighters of 4/NJG 1 but both types were withdrawn from service by mid-1941 when ...
Author: Chris Goss
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
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.
The Dornier Do 17, Do 215, and Do 217 Fliegender Bleistift (Flying Pencils) operated as high-speed light bombers and reconnaissance aircraft produced by Dornier-Werke GmbH between 1934 and 1945. The Do 17 was initially designed as a ...
Author: Norman Polmar
Publisher: Voyageur Press
A comprehensive history with descriptions of the world's most significant aircraft employed as "eyes in the sky." For as long as there has been sustained heavier-than-air human flight, airplanes have been used to gather information about our adversaries. Less than a decade after the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, Italian pilots were keeping tabs on Turkish foes in Libya. Today, aircraft with specialized designs and sensory equipment still cruise the skies, spying out secrets in the never-ending quest for an upper hand. Spyplanes tackles the sprawling legacy of manned aerial reconnaissance, from hot air balloons to cloth-and-wood biplanes puttering over the Western Front, and on through every major world conflict, culminating with spyplanes cruising at supersonic speeds 85,000 feet above the Earth's surface. Authors Norman Polmar and John Bessette offer a concise yet comprehensive overview history of aerial recon, exploring considerations such as spyplanes in military doctrine, events like the Cuban Missile Crisis and the downing of Francis Gary Powers' U-2, the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, and the USAF's Big Safari program. Polmar and Bessette, along with a roster of respected aviation journalists, also profile 70 renowned fixed-wing spyplanes from World I right up to the still-conceptual hypersonic SR-72. The authors examine the design, development, and service history of each aircraft, and offer images and specification boxes that detail vital stats for each. Included are purpose-built spyplanes, as well as legendary fighters and bombers that have been retrofitted for the purpose. In addition, the authors feature preliminary chapters discussing the history of aerial surveillance and a host of sidebars that explore considerations such as spyplanes in military doctrine, events like the Cuban missile crisis and the downing of Francis Gary Powers' U-2, the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, and the USAF's current Big Safari program. From prop-driven to jet-powered aircraft, this is the ultimate history and reference to those "eyes in the skies" that have added mind-bending technologies, not to mention an element of intrigue, to military aviation for more than a century.
Dornier Do 17Z and Dornier Do 215 The oldest type still in operational use in 1940 was the Dornier Do 17, the 'Flying Pencil', which still equipped about a quarter of the bomber and reconnaissance units facing Britain.
Author: Len Deighton
Publisher: Penguin UK
'The most honest attempt yet to tell how the Battle of Britain really was' Andrew Wilson, Observer History is swamped by patriotic myths about the aerial combat fought between the RAF and the Luftwaffe over the summer of 1940. In his gripping history of the Battle of Britain, Len Deighton drew on a decade of research and his own wartime experiences to puncture these myths and point towards a more objective, and even more inspiring, truth. 'Revolutionised thinking about the Battle of Britain in a way that has not been seriously challenged since' The Times
66 The original Dornier Do-17 “flying pencil” bomber, for instance, appeared in six different versions before finally giving way to the Do—215. The Do-215 itself, as a matter of fact, is fundamentally a considerably altered Do-17.
The first large - scale production at Dornier was the Do 11/13 , but the first really modern warplanes were the famous ' Flying Pencil Do 17 / 215s . The Do 22 was not a big success ; only 24 seaplanes and 5 landplanes were exported ...
Author: Ferenc A. Vajda
Beskriver den tyske flyindustri i perioden 1933-45, herunder de særlige forhold under 2. verdenskrig.
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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...
Dornier Do-17. Nicknamed "the Flying Pencil" because of its slender body, it was originally designed as a civil transport. It was first purchased by the Luftwaffe in 1936 as a medium bomber and was in combat in Spain by 1937.
Author: Samuel W. Mitcham
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Originally published under the title "Men of the Luftwaffe", "this insightful, well-researched book traces the rise and fall of Hitler's air force from the perspective of its top leaders, concentrating on problems of organization, policy and aircraft production rather than battles and campaigns" ("Publishers Weekly").
The Do 17E bomber, which would gain international fame as the 'Fliegender Bleistift' ('Flying Pencil'), carried a crew of three and was powered by a pair of 750hp BMW VI engines that gave it a maximum speed of 355km/h.
Author: Robert Forsyth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Dornier Do 335 was conceived as a high-speed, all-weather fighter, and represented the pinnacle of piston-engined aircraft design. The Do 335 was a big aircraft, weighing just over 10,000kg when laden with fuel, equipment, and pilot, yet powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 603 engines, it was capable of reaching a maximum speed of 750km/h at 6400 meters, making it the fastest piston engine aircraft produced in Germany during World War II. Some forty aircraft were built between late 1943 and the end of the war, and it was intended to deploy the type as a day fighter, bomber, night fighter, bad weather interceptor, and reconnaissance aircraft, all of which were intended to incorporate the latest armament, bomb sights, communications, and radar equipment, as well as an ejector seat. Featuring archive photography and specially commissioned artwork, this is the full story of the aircraft that the Luftwaffe hoped would turn the tide of the war.
Originally designed in 1934 as a six-passen- ger, high-speed transport or mail plane, the Dornier Do 17 was turned into a ... Known to the British as the “Flying Pencil” for its slim fuselage, the Do 17 Z was operated by a crew offour, ...
Author: Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
One of the most significant innovations in modern warfare has been the appearance and development of air power, a technology which demanded technical and financial investment on a whole new scale and which ultimately changed the fundamental nature of war itself. This book covers the history and development of the German air force from 1935 to 1945, with descriptions and illustrations of almost all of the Luftwaffe’s airplanes, including fighters, jet fighters, dive-bombers, ground attackers, medium and heavy bombers, jet bombers, seaplanes, flying boats and carrier planes, transport and gliders, reconnaissance and training aircrafts, helicopters, and many futuristic projects and other rarities.
Nowarra, H.J., The Flying Pencil: Dornier DO17 & 215, Schiffer Military Aviation Series, 1990. ——, Junkers Ju 52, Schiffer Military Aviation Series, 1993. Parrish, Thomas, The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II, ...
Author: Albert Palazzo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Between 20 May and 1 June 1941 the Second World War came to the Greek island of Crete. The Commonwealth defenders consisted of Australian, New Zealand and British refugees from the doomed Greek Campaign who had not recovered from defeat.
The twin-engine aircraft ranged from medium bombers — the Junkers Ju 88 and Heinkel He 111— to light bombers — the slender Dornier Do 17 and Do 215 'flying pencils'. Aside from their relatively modest payloads, all four suffered from ...
Author: Adam Claasen
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
This book tells the story of Australians and New Zealanders in one of the Second World War’s defining and most memorable campaigns. From July until October 1940, the German air force (the Luftwaffe) sought aerial supremacy in skies over England as a prerequisite for an invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). The ensuing conflict of Luftwaffe and RAF aircraft in the long summer of 1940 became forever known as the Battle of Britain. Of the 574 overseas pilots in the campaign, the New Zealand contingent of 134 airmen was second in size only to the Polish contribution. The Australian involvement, though smaller, was a healthy 37. Thus a fifth of overseas pilots were Anzacs. Among these colonials were some of the Battle of Britain’s widely admired aces. Of the top ten pilots with the greatest number of victories two were New Zealanders (C. F. Gray and B. Carbury) and one an Australian (P. Hughes). Australian and New Zealand aircrew were also employed in attacking enemy Channel ports and airfields as part of Bomber and Coastal Command’s attempts to thwart invasion preparations and blunt the Luftwaffe aerial onslaught. The Anzacs also had a fellow compatriot at the highest level in the Fighter Command system: the highly regarded New Zealander Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park, who was instrumental in devising and implementing the integrated air defence of Britain around Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, radio control and radar. In the spring of 1940, he was given the command of Group 11, which would face the brunt of the German aggression in south-east England. The success of Park’s plans and operational initiatives, and the role played by Anzac pilots and aircrew, would all contribute to the conflict’s eventual successful outcome.
See VI Dornier; Do 17, 215, 217 AIRCRAFT The development of German Dornier aircraft commenced in some secrecy as early as the late 1920s, ... The famous Do 17 "Flying Pencil" appeared in prototype in 1934 and was in service by 1937.
Author: Stephen Bull
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Presents nearly 600 concise entries describing the major advances in military technology from prehistory to the present, written by an internationally recognized expert in military history and technology.
Dornier Do 17E-Z. Do 215 B. The Flying Pencil in Luftwaffe Service. Erlangen: AirDoc. • Hitchcock, T. H. The Focke-Wulf Ta 152. Hamilton: Eagle Editions Ltd. • Janda, A., & Poruba, T. (1997).
Publisher: AK-INTERACTIVE, S.L.
Only available English language. Limited & Numbered book. The Real Colors for aircraft models could not be introduced without releasing a special book devoted to this subject. Renowned researchers Maciej Góralczyk, Gerald T. Högl, Jürgen Kiroff, Nicholas Millman and Mikhail V. Orlov teamed up in order to produce the most up-to-date reference book on the aircraft colors of the main WWII adversaries: Germany, United States, Great Britain and Soviet Union. The resulting study is a comprehensive guide to the colors and camouflage schemes, presented on 292 pages and illustrated with 42 color profiles, several document reprints, and 390 b/w and color photos, many of which are very rare. Included is the latest information on the Luftwaffe’s late war colors, which have been reproduced as scale colors on the basis of the original paint factory recipes by Gerald T. Högl and Jürgen Kiroff. For the very first time, the unparalleled research on the Soviet Air Force colors done by Mikhail V. Orlov is introduced to the non-Russian readers. Nicholas Millman’s archival research brings us accurate reproduction and description of the colors used by the USAAF, US Navy and RAF/FAA. This book is a true must-have for anyone with even a slight interest in WWII aircraft colors.
CHAPTER ONE From the ' Flying Pencil ' to the Do 215 1 : . The Do 17 VI was the first of. The concealed rearmament of the German Air Force during the 1930s has always been an interesting chapter in German aviation history .
Author: Manfred Griehl
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
Category: Political Science
Traces the development of Germany's Dornier 217, recounts its role in World War II, and includes technical specifications and descriptions
Wings are squarely tapei Has slim fuselage like Dornier Do. 17; single fin and rudder. Most notice; feature is the ... The Do. 215 is the proved version of the Do. 17 which bec: known as the “Flying Pencil" because of very slender, ...
Author: Philip Kaplan
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This new addition to the Images of War series is sure to prove welcome, illustrating as it does the preparatory stages of the iconic Battle of Britain. Whilst the country geared up for action, the air forces rallied, readying the high-performance Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire fighters that were to characterize this aerial conflict so dramatically. The nine month period that elapsed prior to the German dive-bombing attacks on British shipping in the English Channel (an event that signaled, what Winston Churchill labeled, The Battle of Britain) is the focus of this photographic study. The so-called 'Phoney War' that played out under the leadership of William Maxwell Aitken, the British Minister of Aircraft Production, saw all arms of the Air Force tasked with the job of ensuring that Britain and its forces were prepared for the German challenge that existed on the horizon.??Images of some of pilots and various aircrews preparing for battle feature alongside shots of Spitfires in waiting, volunteer ambulance crews in readiness, civilians filling sandbags on the beaches of Britain to be used in an effort to protect its buildings. All these images serve to illustrate the times at hand, and the co-operative, resilient spirit of British pilots and civilians during this anticipatory period of uncertainty. ??Military enthusiasts and historians of the Second World War will be intrigued by the new insights opened up by these images. All are accompanied by Kaplan's illuminating prose, setting each image within context. A second volume will follow, focussing on the Battle itself, and The Few who achieved so much.
DORNIER 18 Reconnaissance (or Bomber) Flying Boat LESS widely known than its immediate predecessor Do 17, or “Flying Pencil,” the Do 18 twinengine flying boat has an excellent record in civil aviation. Built by the firm which produced ...
Author: R.A. Saville-Sneath
Publisher: Penguin UK
When this book was first published in 1941, aircraft recognition was far more than just a pleasant pastime; it was often a matter of life and death... This classic text provides a definitive catalogue of the aeroplanes, enemy and friendly, seen over British skies during the Second World War. R.A. Saville-Sneath set out to produce a handy classification guide, with many diagrams, a full glossary and some useful mnemonics, showing how each type of aircraft could be identified quickly and easily. The basic structures, tail units, positions of the wings and engines, and even the sounds made by the different planes, form part of the essential 'vocabulary' for distinguishing Albacores and Ansons, Beauforts and Blenheims, Heinkels, Hurricanes and Junkers, Messerschmitts and Moths, Spitfires and Wellingtons. For anyone interested in aviation the book provides a mine of information about a golden age. For those who lived through one of the most glorious episodes in the history of combat it will prove vividly evocative of those extraordinary days.
The aircraft employed was the Dornier Do 215, a development of the Do 17 Flying Pencil fast reconnaissance monoplane so successful in Spain. With such preparations made, a small group of obsessional men set about a course that ...
Author: Geoffrey J. Thomas
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Shrouded in secrecy during World War II and obscured by myth ever since, Kampfgeschwader 200 (200th Bomb Wing) remains one of the Luftwaffe's most fascinating formations. Considered a special-operations unit, KG 200 delivered spies while flying captured Allied aircraft, conducted clandestine reconnaissance missions, and tested Germany's newest weapons--such as a piloted version of the V-1 rocket (essentially a German kamikaze). Covers some of the KG 200's more sinister operations, including suicide missions and the unit's role in defeating a French Resistance insurrection in June-July 1944 Includes information on aircraft used and known personnel losses Features rare photos and color illustrations of KG 200 aircraft
Germany has showed the Dornier Do-17 and its big-nosed offspring and the Heinkel He—11lK among its bombers. ... The “flying pencil" is actually a flying pencil only aft of its wings, as the front third of the fuselage is quite wide.