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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:10 PM
I love and play FB but admit I am not an expert on the eastern front conflict. I was wondering about the Dornier DO-17 bomber and the Junkers Condor recon bomber. I was just wondering if they were even used on the eastern front as I havent heard of them mentioned as of yet.

Steve Colegrove

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:10 PM
I love and play FB but admit I am not an expert on the eastern front conflict. I was wondering about the Dornier DO-17 bomber and the Junkers Condor recon bomber. I was just wondering if they were even used on the eastern front as I havent heard of them mentioned as of yet.

Steve Colegrove

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:24 PM
The finns used Do-17's at least. So yes, it was present at the eastern front.

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:27 PM
Yes, the Dornier Do-17 was used on the Eastern Front. The Condor was Focke Wulf (FW200) designed and built, not Junkers. It too was used in small numbers during the Siege of Stalingrad.

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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 02:28 PM
The Condor was mainly used for very long-range reconnaisance in the Atlantic for the German subcommand - and for the occasional attack on Allied shipping.

It seems the Germans at least didn't use the Do-17, which I find a bit odd. Maybe someone more geeky than me knows the reason why? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 05:31 PM
AFAIK the Do17s suffered badly in the Battle of Britain, after which they were sent to the east ready for Barbarossa. These were the Do17Z variant. Some at least were used in bombing and some converted to nightfighters, but they had all been withdrawn from the front line sometime in 1942. The Do17 was replaced by the Do215 which was essentially the same plane with extras.
Rather like FB is to the original IL-2. Oops, hush my mouth.
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Cheers. Edited for spelling.

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