Dornier Do217 N1 Night Fighter

by Kazunori Ito


1.Description of this aircraft
3.About the installation
4.About the operations
5.About free software
6.About the directions point in FS2004 and FSX


This time, I failed to make the airframe of the camouflage painting.
The spot paint was not good my thinking at by all means.
I have become tired.....I apologizes. <(_ _)>
Then, the texture of no painting is bundled in this Zip file.
Please enjoy the coloring suitably by yourself.
Is it irresponsibility?

The Do217 in its first form was first flown in 1938 and was developed for the need for a larger derivative of the Do17.
It was employed in various roles until the end of the war.
Type N-1 was the second nightfighter variant and differed externally from the J by the change in powerplant from radial to inline engines.
The Dornier Do 17 was and is well known as the "Flying Pencil". Starting from this, for it's time extremely fast, airplane, Dornier develpoped many varieties, not only able to serve in the role of photoreconnaissance and bomber aircraft, but even as a night-fighter. It is to talk about this, the N-2, the last and heaviest of the nightfighter-version.
Solely the Luftwaffe's (German Air Force) Heinkel He 219 was an aboriginally night-fighter-aircraft, all the other aircrafts in the night-fighter role were changed equipments from aircrafts in other roles, the Do 217 too. Resting upon the Dornier Do 217 E bomber, a long-range night-fighter was createtd, being able to inconspicuosley follow the british line-up of bombers back home to their bases and to attack fiercely just when being in the delicate phase of touching down.
Contrary to the variant J, the N-2 lacked all own defense armament. There was neither a dorsal-turret aft of the canopy, nor the ventral compartment firing rearwards. The latter was cancelled for the benefit of the wider belly, housing the larger fuel-tanks, all this being faired by a wooden aerodynamic covering. Furthermore the N-2 were equipped with Daimler Benz 603 V-inline-engines; the BMW 801 radial engines usually used by the N-1s were urgently needed to equip the Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighter aircrafts.
The N-2 was given a handsome armory of attack-weapons. 4 x MG 17 7,9mm und 4 x MG 151/20 20mm firing to the front were truely a warranty of vigorous effect, in the words most true meaning. Additionally the N-2 could be equipped with 4 x MG FF 20mm oder 4 x MK 108 30mm "schrage Musik" (transversely music) dorsal firing forward upwards.

2. [ Specification ]

Length: 17.00 m (55 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 19.00 m (62 ft 4 in)
Height: 4.96 m (16 ft 3 1?2 in)
Wing area: 57.00 m2 (613.54 ft2)
Empty weight: 9,100 kg (20,062 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 16,700 kg (36,817 lb)

Powerplant: 2 ~ DB 603A 12-cylinder inverted-vee engine, 1,750 PS (1,726 hp, 1,287 kW) each

Maximum speed: 557 km/h at 5,700 m (347 mph at 18,700 ft)
Cruise speed: 400 km/h (248 mph)
Range: 2,145 km (1,332 mi)
Service ceiling: 7,370 m (24,180 ft (with max bombload))
Rate of climb: 210 m/min (688 ft/min)

4 ~ 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 81 machine guns in nose and lateral positions
2 ~ 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine guns in dorsal and ventral positions

Max Load 4,000 kilograms (8,800 lb) internally & externally.
Max Internal Load 2,517 kilograms (5,550 lb).

Crew: 4

3. [ About the installation ]

The airframe must copy the \Do217N1 folder as it is in the Aircraft folder of FS2002 or FS2004.


Please copy all files in the \gauges folder onto the gauge in the Gauges folder of FS2002 or FS2004.
A general gauge is saved for the gauge bundled this time.
The gauges of Beech_Baron and Kingair, GPS are not bundled.
Please setup it by yourself.

4. [ About the operations ]

Shift+"E" = Exit Door Open

A special key operation is not used for this model.

5. [ About free software ]

All aircraft that I made are free software.
The reprint and the repaint may go freely.
However, please defend the following conditions.

1.The change in contents of this file is prohibited.
(Please distribute it like the Zip file of the current state when distributing it. )
2.Please neither reverse-assembly nor never remodel(convert) it of the aircraft model.
and don't covert my airframe for CFS Series.
3.Please don't bundle my airframe(MDL file) in the package of your works when you open the repaint to the public.
(Please open only the texture to the public. )
4.Don't use DXT format for making texture.
Please make it by the format that everyone can change.
It is necessary to be able to read and change with usual drawing software.
5.It is prohibited to bundle and to open a new panel to the public to my aircraft model.
(Please open only the panel to the public.
It is included in this file, and remodeling the panel that uses the panel background and the change in the panel background are prohibited. )
6.I maintain the copyright of the aircraft model and the panel background.
7.The copyright of the gauge belongs to the author.

6. [ About the directions point in FS2004 and FSX]

This aircraft model is made by using FSDS Ver2.24.
Therefore, it is possible to play basically in FS2004(FS9) and FSX(FS10).
In FS2004.
For a wide large-scale aircraft, the distortion is caused and the phenomenon of the aerofoil tip's disappearing happens in the spot shooting mode.
If this phenomenon happens, Please switch to the spot shooting mode by using other small aircraft.
Afterwards, if this aircraft is selected, it is normally displayed.

Because gauges do not correspond to FSX, the gauges in the cockpit are not displayed.
Please you looks for a suitable gauges and setup Panel.cfg by yourself.

Please Notice

I like military aircrafts. Especially, fighter!!
But, It is because the shape is unique and the manoeuverability is good.
I like aircraft that can freely fly in the big sky.
However............I hate war and combatting.
When I thinks the airframe that I made launches the bullet and the missile, I become scary.
Therefore, I'm prohibiting convert of my airframe for CFS.
If it is possible, I am wishing my airframe not to be used in CFS.
Though you might be said "Because it's simulation world"..........

Please give mail to the following mail address when there is a recommendation of making the opinion and the thing that doesn't come.


Fukuoka, Japan