General info for Do 217 N-2

  • CountryGermany
  • Vehicle roleAir Defence Fighter / Heavy Fighter / Strike fighter
  • Rank3
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 4
    • realistic battles 3.7
    • simulator battles 3.7

Do 217 N-2 / statistics for the last month

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Arcade Battles
  • Battles 398
  • Win rate 54.15%
  • Air frags per battle 0.7
  • Air frags per death 0.9
  • Ground frags per battle 0.4
  • Ground frags per death 0.5
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 30
  • Win rate 69.57%
  • Air frags per battle 0.8
  • Air frags per death 0.8
  • Ground frags per battle 0.3
  • Ground frags per death 0.3
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 37
  • Win rate 57.69%
  • Air frags per battle 0.7
  • Air frags per death 0.7
  • Ground frags per battle 0.6
  • Ground frags per death 0.6

Wiki info about Do 217 N-2

Dornier Do 217 N-2 night twin-engine fighter. In December 1942, the Do 217 N-2 night fighter was launched into full-scale production. Originally, planes of this variant were not equipped with defensive turrets, their bomb door was sealed shut, and no bomb release system was installed. A more advanced FuG 212 Lichtenstein C-1 radar was mounted on the aircraft, different from the FuG 202 in its smaller weight, its modified antennas which provided lower aerodynamic resistance, and its enhanced accuracy. The effective detection range of the new radar was 100 to 2,000 m. The above-mentioned measures helped significantly reduce the aircraft's takeoff weight, even though its armor had been reinforced (with an additional armor plate under the pilot's seat). The Do 217 N-2's speed and ceiling were higher than those of the N-1 variant. As on the Do 217 N-1, a Schräge Musik mount could be installed on the aircraft. During full-scale production, some aircraft received an even more advanced FuG 220 Lichtenstein SN-2 radar. This radar was able to operate when the British used passive radar interference, that is, fragments of metal foil scattered in the air by British bombers to blind German radars. Some Do 217 N-2s had a FuG 227 Flensburg radio direction finder tuned to the operating frequency of the British Monica radar which was installed in the tail section of RAF bombers to warn when German night fighters appeared. The use of the FuG 227 enabled German night fighters to reliably detect Allied bombers within a distance of up to 100 km and then pursue them. In addition, one more radio direction finder, the FuG 350 Naxos Z, could be mounted on the Do 217N to detect British bomber units. It allowed the detection, within a distance of up to 50 km, of signals from the British H2S blind bombing radar system, which was installed on pathfinder aircraft flying in front of the bomber units. The Do 217 N-2's production was discontinued in December 1943. A combined total of 364 Do 217s night fighters were built, including 130 Do 217Js and 234 Do 217Ns.

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