The Dornier Do 335 was conceived as a high-speed, all-weather fighter, and represented the pinnacle of piston-engined aircraft design. The Do 335 was a big aircraft, weighing just over 10,000kg when laden with fuel, equipment, and pilot, yet powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 603 engines, it was capable of reaching a maximum speed of 750km/h at 6400 meters, making it the fastest piston engine aircraft produced in Germany during World War II.
Some forty aircraft were built between late 1943 and the end of the war, and it was intended to deploy the type as a day fighter, bomber, night fighter, bad weather interceptor, and reconnaissance aircraft, all of which were intended to incorporate the latest armament, bomb sights, communications, and radar equipment, as well as an ejector seat. Featuring archive photography and specially commissioned artwork, this is the full story of the aircraft that the Luftwaffe hoped would turn the tide of the war.
, Adam Tooby
, Simon Schatz
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01 November 2018
Introduction /Origins /Prototype Design and Development /Flight-testing and Development /Trial Deployment /Conclusion and Legacy /Further reading /Index
Robert Forsyth is an author, editor and publisher, specialising in military aviation and military history. Born in Berkshire, England, he is the author of several books on the aircraft and units of the Luftwaffe, an interest he has held since boyhood. His articles have appeared in The Aviation Historian, Aeroplane Monthly, Aviation News and FlyPast and he is a member of the Editorial Board of The Aviation Historian. He lives in East Sussex, UK.
Reviews for Dornier Do 335
The allure of the Do 335 is still strong. Dornier Do 335 is another remarkable title from Osprey. It features text full of technical and operational detail. First-person and other accounts enrich the text. An amazing gallery of photos, graphics, and artwork support the text. - KitMaker Network