Poland’s fledgling air force began with top of the line machines such as the German-built Albatross. When war came with the Soviet Union in 1919, the untried Polish air force gave a good account of themselves and were instrumental in the victory over the USSR.
Famed German ace Ernst Udet could do just about anything in an airplane, but unfortunately, that did not translate into a successful aircraft company of his own. Still, the designs of such Udet aircraft as the U8 and U10 were hi-tech for the early 1920s.
These are two of Udet’s original sales brochures from that period.
What more can one say? The 335 was one of the fastest piston-engined aircraft ever.
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.
Two-seater 335 in RAF markings attracts curiosity while on display in post-war Britain.
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.