WOW152 Dornier 335 Trainer Variant
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The Dornier Do 335 was a heavy fighter built by the Dornier company and was called Pfeil or Arrow. There was a two seater trainer version developed called the Anteater, which we have made this time. The Arrows performance was much better than other twin engine designs due to its unique push pull layout and the lower aerodynamic drag of the in-line alignment of the two engines. Initially 120 preproduction aircraft were ordered to be manufactured by Dornier at Friedrichshafen with the completion date of March 1946. This number included a number of bomber destroyers, night fighters and two seat trainers. At the same time the Dornier works at Munchen were ordered to build a further 2000 models also with the same completion date. On 23rd May 1944 Hitler ordered that fighter production priority was to be given the Dornier 335, the main production line was intended to be at Manzell but a bombing raid destroyed the tolling which forced Dornier to set up production at Oberpfaffenhofen. At the same time production of the Heinkel He 219 Night Fighter was cancelled as this used the DB 603 engine, the same engine as the Dornier. However Ernst Heinkel managed to delay and eventually ignore this order and even continued to produce the Heinkel to the detriment of Dornier’s fighter. At least 16 Do 335’s prototypes were known to have flown before the end of the war including approximately 11 training versions. The Dornier Do 335 was Germanys fasters piston engined aircraft of WW2, it’s potential was clear to the Luftwaffe who desperately tried to get into operational service, but fortunately for the Allies it was never meant to be. The Dornier was designated a heavy fighter with an overall wingspan of 45ft and a height of 15ft which meant it dwarfed late war fighters like the Messerschmitt Me 262. In 1/30 scale Mahogany it makes an impressive and heavy model. We have made 15 models and will also include a free figure of Aero 001 Luftwaffe pilot. The $ price shown includes an additional charge for postage and therefore no extra charges will apply at checkout.