The DO 335 Pfeil (6)

What more can one say? The 335 was one of the fastest piston-engined aircraft ever. (5)

The end of the Pfeil, Dornier factory at Oberpfaffenhofen, 1945. An array of 335’s are examined by US servicemen. Problems with engine production hampered the 335’s deployment and this can be attested to by the lack of engines in most of these aircraft. (2)

Two-seater 335 in RAF markings attracts curiosity while on display in post-war Britain. (4) (1) (3)

The only surviving example of a 335 is this one, an American war prize. Restored by Dornier in the 1970’s, it is now at the National Air & Space Museum.

2 thoughts on “The DO 335 Pfeil

  1. Dear Will, I am working on a book about the captured Do 335 and I have been trying to find original prints of some of the photos you show above of Do 335 A serial 240112 (e.g. photo 5 and 7, there is a series of at least 5 photos taken at the same occasion showing the aircraft from different angles). I would be very happy if you could contact me. Cheers, Roger


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