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Dornier Do 335
Dornier Do 335 the german arrow.
About this creation
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (arrow) is one of my favorite WWII aircraft. It is probably the aircrafts special appearance with the two propellers, the sleek nose section and the cross-shaped tail that appeals to me. But in addition, the aircraft's performance is also formidable.

Dornier Do 335 is perhaps not so well known, but nevertheless a quite remarkable fighter / bomber aircraft from the end of 1944, where the prototype was test flown. The aircraft is propelled by two 12 cylinder Daimler Benz engines, in a push-pull configuration, each delivering 1750 hp.

The design with push-pull propellers have a number of advantages over two-engined aircraft, with the engines placed on the wings; Such as a lower air resistance, the rotational forces of the engines does not affect the roll characteristics, since the propellers rotate in opposite directions, when operating on only one engine, it is not necessary to compensate the flight direction.

The plane was faster than any Allied aircraft, and could reach a top speed of 763 km / h and 563 km / h with only one engine.

Only 11 Do 335 A1 one-seat fighter-bomber aircraft, and 2 Do 335 A12 trainers, were built before the war ended. But different variations, including a two-seat night fighter, a single-seat reconnaissance aircraft was also planned.

Only one airworthy example of this unique aircraft still exists. After a period in the United States, the plane was returned to Dornier factory in Germany in 1974, where it was restored and subsequently presented at the Hannover Germany Airshow in May 1976.

Source : Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Like my other aircraft models, this one is also built in scale 1:40


The Do 335 was quite big, Length 13,85m, Wingspan 13,8m, Height 4,55m, a grown man could easyly stand upright under the wing.


The model is a Little too tail-heavy, so I had to use a support.




The exhausts is placed low due to the inverted V12-engines


The Do 335 could carry up to 1000kg bombs, and had a maximum take-off weight of 8590kg.


It was armed with one 30mm Engine mounted gun, firing truogh the spinner, and 2x20mm guns mounted in the enginecowling synchronized with the proppeller.


A shot from above showing the wingshape.

I,m quite pleased with the result, hope you enjoy it too.








Comments

 I made it 
  May 30, 2014
Quoting Bill Ding I've always liked this plane, but I thought that it was only about the size of a Bf-109 or maybe a P-51. Guess I learned something new today. Did this thing ever see combat?
It's actually a very big fighter at the time being. A man can easily stand upright under the wing. I donīt think that the aircraft has been involved in any fights, it came into service too late to make any difference. Much of the first produced was destroyed while standing on the ground. Wikipedia mentions a French RAF pilot of a Hawker Tempest aircraft detecting a Do 335 aircraft. The pursuit must be abandoned as the Do 335 aircraft is too fast.
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  May 30, 2014
I've always liked this plane, but I thought that it was only about the size of a Bf-109 or maybe a P-51. Guess I learned something new today. Did this thing ever see combat?
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  May 21, 2014
very nice work and I really enjoyed with the details .. well done
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  May 11, 2014
Very nice, a quite highly detailed and exotic model!
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  April 26, 2014
Quoting Vega Of Mars Very cool! I've always liked these unconventional German aircraft. Great build!
Thank you! There are a lot of interesting German experimental aircraft just waiting to be realized in LEGOS.
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  April 26, 2014
Very cool! I've always liked these unconventional German aircraft. Great build!
 I made it 
  March 29, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett It's lucky for us they didn't get around to building many of these... great plane, great model.
Thank you Nick. Yes it is nice that we do not have to worry about it.
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  March 29, 2014
It's lucky for us they didn't get around to building many of these... great plane, great model.
 I made it 
  March 27, 2014
Quoting Chris Maxter Ops! I asked you for the name because I didn't read the introduction. Sorry!
Itīs OK Chris, sometimes I also skip the introduction, to get to the important part, viewing the Pictures.
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  March 27, 2014
Ops! I asked you for the name because I didn't read the introduction. Sorry!
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  March 26, 2014
Quoting jim mcdonough as always you never fail to impress,i like the colour the build is spot on,i researched this aircraft as i was going to build one after the 262 but i gave up with it,only fault i can see is very minor (sits too low)and i think the tail wings are the same shape size as the rudder fins. exellent work,dont think i,ve seen one of these on here, how about an OS2U Kingfisher i have built some for the missouri (which is nearly finished atlast) but there not very good, one more question when you build an aircraft where do you start ? 5/5
Hi Jim, Thanks for your comment. It was actually quite hard to build this plane, when I look at the first draft, there is a long long way to the final result. I start by finding a 3-view drawing of a good resolution. The drawing is resized so that 1cm = 2studs, then it is easy to transfer measure and size to the model. Most often I start to build the fuselage from the nose, working towards the rear to the tail and last the wings. I build the body onto a core that allows you to build both up / down and right / left. On these pages I have only seen another model of the same aircraft http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/80647, designed by aircraft expert John Lamarck, unfortunately, only a CAD model. Currently I am working on my own top-10 list of WWII aircraft, but your suggestion of a Kingfisher is definitely exciting.
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  March 26, 2014
as always you never fail to impress,i like the colour the build is spot on,i researched this aircraft as i was going to build one after the 262 but i gave up with it,only fault i can see is very minor (sits too low)and i think the tail wings are the same shape size as the rudder fins. exellent work,dont think i,ve seen one of these on here, how about an OS2U Kingfisher i have built some for the missouri (which is nearly finished atlast) but there not very good, one more question when you build an aircraft where do you start ? 5/5
 I made it 
  March 24, 2014
Quoting Jozsef Venczel What an interesting plane! Good shape and color scheme!
In fact The Germans had a lot of very interesting aircraftdesigns, Fortunately, they came too late to affect the outcome of WWII
 I made it 
  March 24, 2014
Quoting Matt Bace Great job recreating this very unique aircraft. The overall shaping of your model is excellent and I love the camouflage scheme.
Thanks Matt, I took quite a while before i was happy with it. Especially the nose-section and canopy was hard to get right.
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  March 24, 2014
Quoting C. K. Yee Nice you capture the shape very well.
Thank you C.K.
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  March 24, 2014
Quoting Stephen Wuensche I've been trying to get that plane to look right for months. But I have a different way of creating the 5 degree anhedral on the wings. I'll send it to you if you like, or I can post it.
I think you should post your version here on the pages.
 I like it 
  March 24, 2014
What an interesting plane! Good shape and color scheme!
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  March 23, 2014
Great job recreating this very unique aircraft. The overall shaping of your model is excellent and I love the camouflage scheme.
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting john lamarck Very good. A few things however : you should replace this shiny green by brown or dark bluish grey like this : http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/14/55/40/83/do335-14.jpg Your landing gear doesn't seem retractable and it would be a pleasant feature and not too difficult to make. The propeller blades tips should be black instead of red.
Thank you, your opinion is highly valued. The choice of colors: It was actually quite difficult. The color-tone tends to change depending on how strong the light is. I actually had the idea to make it dark green and black. However, the choice fell on the one shown. In fact, the reference both you and Luke V are pointing to, is a picture of the same aircraft that appear very different in color. As for the landing gear. I do not consider it to be important to make it retractable.
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  March 23, 2014
Nice you capture the shape very well.
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  March 23, 2014
I've been trying to get that plane to look right for months. But I have a different way of creating the 5 degree anhedral on the wings. I'll send it to you if you like, or I can post it.
 I made it 
  March 23, 2014
Quoting Chris Maxter I remember it was called Pfeil, right?
Your memory has not failed you, you're right :-)
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  March 23, 2014
I remember it was called Pfeil, right?
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting Wesley Kreiss You captured the shape and details perfectly! Excellent job and I like the greenish camo pattern - quite creative. Would be nice if landing gear was retractable?
Thanks for your comment. Retractable landing gear is hard to do making it look good. There will rarely be room in the wing to hide the wheel enough. And in my view appearance always wins over functionality.
 I made it 
  March 23, 2014
@ John Lamarck. I have already replied to the topic of color choices. And as I wrote before, the color tones on a picture are heavily dependent on light intensity. And whatever is right it does not change my model it remains as it is. A model is always an interpretation of reality.
 I made it 
  March 23, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Amazing job. Wonderfully shaped and detailed, and the camo paint job is the icing on the cake.
Thank you Doc, obviously not all agree with you, regarding the paint job.
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  March 23, 2014
You captured the shape and details perfectly! Excellent job and I like the greenish camo pattern - quite creative. Would be nice if landing gear was retractable?
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  March 23, 2014
Very good. A few things however : you should replace this shiny green by brown or dark bluish grey like this : http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/14/55/40/83/do335-14.jpg Your landing gear doesn't seem retractable and it would be a pleasant feature and not too difficult to make. The propeller blades tips should be black instead of red. [EDIT] The NASM Do-335 colors are wrong. I was pretty sure that someone would put this link. Sorry for you Luke !
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  March 23, 2014
Amazing job. Wonderfully shaped and detailed, and the camo paint job is the icing on the cake.
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 interesting model, you did a great job of reproduction!
Thank you for your comment.
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting Harry Gravett Nice work!
Quoting Chris Maxter Nice!
Thank you Guys.
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting Bill Ding YES!!!!! Somebody made one! It is absolutely magnificent! The undercarriage look great, the cockpit is perfect, and the overall shape is wonderful! My only problem is that it does not hold a minifigure. Still 5/5!
Thank you Bill, Iīm glad you like it. None of my aircraft models kan hold a Minifigure.
 I like it 
  March 23, 2014
interesting model, you did a great job of reproduction!
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  March 23, 2014
Nice!
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  March 23, 2014
Nice work!
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting Luke V This is really good! I have never heard of this plane until now! I was always a fan of German weapons and vehicles!
Thank you, Luke. The Germans have always been quite inventive, especially in aircraft design.
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting Michael K. Sleek, perfect!
Quoting XY EZ This is perfect! The realism is great ! 5/5
Thank you Guys!
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  March 23, 2014
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Not the prettiest plane but a very innovative design. Your version is spot on and most importantly very swooshable :)
Thank you Joe! For war machines, Beauty is not a quality that is emphasized.
 I made it 
  March 23, 2014
Quoting Starscream Soundwave That's a crazy looking aircraft! I had a quick look at the real thing to see what it looked like, and I have to say you've done a remarkable job in replicating it. Great build!
Thank you SS, for the kind words.
 I like it 
  March 23, 2014
YES!!!!! Somebody made one! It is absolutely magnificent! The undercarriage look great, the cockpit is perfect, and the overall shape is wonderful! My only problem is that it does not hold a minifigure. Still 5/5!
  March 23, 2014
Actually he has the colors right... here is a picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Dornier_Pfeil2.jpg
 I like it 
  March 23, 2014
This is really good! I have never heard of this plane until now! I was always a fan of German weapons and vehicles!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2014
This is perfect! The realism is great ! 5/5
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  March 23, 2014
Sleek, perfect!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2014
Not the prettiest plane but a very innovative design. Your version is spot on and most importantly very swooshable :)
 I like it 
  March 23, 2014
That's a crazy looking aircraft! I had a quick look at the real thing to see what it looked like, and I have to say you've done a remarkable job in replicating it. Great build!
 
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