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  • panther3485
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    Originally posted by Michele View Post
    The Dornier.
    However, one wonders. Was a multi-role aircraft like this, which received more and more additional roles, and possibly succeeded at them, as the war went on, really that versatile, in comparison with another aircraft that just soldiered on in their 1-2 original roles? Or was it the case that the country using the former aircraft simply was more hard-pressed and the country using the latter was more spoilt for choice of specialized and new models?
    Yes, that's certainly a factor in many cases. However, I don't see how we can evaluate an aircraft in terms of roles that it might have been able to perform but never did. Regardless of the circumstances it would be pure speculation. Interesting thought, though.

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  • Michele
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    The Dornier.
    However, one wonders. Was a multi-role aircraft like this, which received more and more additional roles, and possibly succeeded at them, as the war went on, really that versatile, in comparison with another aircraft that just soldiered on in their 1-2 original roles? Or was it the case that the country using the former aircraft simply was more hard-pressed and the country using the latter was more spoilt for choice of specialized and new models?

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  • panther3485
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    The Hampden did well but IMO the Dornier proved more viable as a multi-role platform into the later stages of the war.

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  • Pruitt
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    The later models of the "Flying Pencil" were more significant.

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  • Rnd 1 Grp C - Dornier Do 17-217 (Germany) vs Handley Page Hampden (Britain)

    85
    Dornier Do 17/215/217 (Germany)
    90.59%
    77
    Handley Page Hampden (Britain)
    9.41%
    8

    The poll is expired.

    Round 1, Group C: Dornier Do 17/215/217 (Germany) vs Handley Page Hampden (Britain)





    Candidate #33 - Dornier Do 17/215/217 (Germany)

    Service Intro - 1937
    Roles - light & medium bomber; maritime strike; night fighter; recon
    Quantity Produced - 4,169
    User Nations - Germany + about 10 other countries

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_17
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_215
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_217









    Candidate #43 - Handley Page Hampden (Britain)

    Service Intro - 1938
    Roles - medium bomber; minelayer; long-range torpedo bomber; maritime recon; trainer
    Quantity Produced - 1,532
    User Nations - Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, SU/Russia

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handley_Page_Hampden








    Will you vote for the Do 17/215/217 or the Hampden?


    Only one of these two candidates will make it to the next round!


    Which of them is the more significant and/or influential?


    Consider the criteria with care! You decide!
    Last edited by panther3485; 05 Dec 15, 00:46.

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