Can anyone point me to a book or series of books on the Do-17e thru Z aircraft? I have seen several excellent series from Kagero and other Eastern European or Polish sources on the Junkers and Heinkel bombers but I have nothing on the Dorniers. Something that will give drawings and details on the different versions.
The only recent title I'm aware of is from Exprint (Armada? or M-Hobby?). Probably a good read - if you speak Russian. From what I recall, as is the case with a lot of these mags, 90% of it was b&w period phtos that have been printed elsewhere ad nauseum. Yes, I'm pretty sure the shot of the Do 17 flying over the Acroplis was in there.
I was surprised when I browsed the Squadron titles that I couldn't find a title for the Do 17 or 217. Hardto believe they overlooked the 'pencil'.
As far as the Do 217 is concened, the best monograph I've seen is "Do
217-317-417: An Operational Record," by Manfred Griehl (English translation, Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington, DC, 1991). The organization is a bit scattered, but it has scads of information. Regrettably, there's darn little on the Do 17 and Do 215. I've relied on William Green's various writings in the past; one could do a lot worse.
I know of only one book dedicated to the Do 17 aside from the old 'Aircraft Profile' (No. 164):
Kocent-Zielinski: 'Dornier Do 17 Part 1' (Air Show series [unnumbered]; Kagero [Poland], 1998; in Polish; 48 pages) -- AIRCRAFT TYPES INCLUDED: Do 17 V1, Do 17 V2, Do 17E, Do 17F, Do 17K, Do 17M, Do 17P, Do
17Z; COCKPIT DETAIL: Do 17E (p. 15, inside back cover), Do 17M (inside front cover), Do 17P (inside front cover), Do 17Z (inside back cover); MISCELLANEOUS DETAIL: Do 17 V1 fuselage structure (p. 8), wing structure (p. 8); Do 17E dorsal turret (p. 14), fuselage structure (p. 16); Do
17Ka engine bay (p. 32), engine nacelle (p. 32), nose (p. 32); MULTI-VIEW DRAWINGS: Do 17 (p. 23-26); GENERIC CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS: Do
17E-1 (p. 27, 28); SPECIFIC MARKING PROFILES: Do 17E-1 (p. 28, back cover), Do 17K-2 (p. 21), Do 17M-1 (p. 22), Do 17P-1 (p. 21, 22)
If a second volume was published, it escaped my notice.