Dornier DO 215



Dornier DO 215


Photo 1 is a port side view of the DO 215 on the ground.
Photo 2 is a view looking at the underside of a DO 215.
Photo 3 is a flying DO 215 seen from the front.




Three b/w photographs on an album page


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Dornier Do 215.
As the result of Yugoslav interest, the Do 215 was conceived as the export derivative of the Do 17Z, & the two prototypes were completed in 1939 with Gnome-Rhone radial & Daimler Benz inline engines. The sole pre-war order was in fact placed by Sweden for 18 aircraft, but the order was embargoed as they were wanted by the Luftwaffe, as Do 215B for use as long range reconnaisance [sic] bombers. Two Do 215B-3 were delivered to the U.S.S.R. Large scale success attended the Do 215B-4 with improved cameras, the Luftwaffe taking 92 of this model. The final version was the 215B-5 night fighter & intruder, fitted with infra-red censor & a nose based on that of the Do 17Z-10, with two 20mm cannon & four machine guns. Total production was 112 aircraft & operational until 1944.



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