Dornier Do-335 Pfeil

 

1st Flight 1943

The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil was a heavy fighter built by Dornier for Germany during World War II.

The two-seater trainer version was called Ameisenbär.

Variants

Do 335 A-0 : 10 pre-production aircraft.

Do 335 A-1 : Single-seat fighter-bomber aircraft.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 13.85 m (45 ft 5 in)

Wingspan: 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in)

Height: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)

Wing area: 38.5 m2 (414 sq ft)

Airfoil: root: NACA 23018-630; tip: NACA 23012-635

Empty weight: 7,260 kg (16,006 lb)

Gross weight: 9,600 kg (21,164 lb)

A-6 10,085 kg (22,234 lb)

Fuel capacity: 1,230 l (320 US gal; 270 imp gal) main fuel tank (single-seat) with various extra tankage in the weapons bay and wings, depending on variant

Powerplant: 2 × Daimler-Benz DB 603E-1 V-12 inverted liquid-cooled piston engines, 1,342 kW (1,800 hp) each for take-off

1,417 kW (1,900 hp) at 1,800 m (5,900 ft)

Propellers: 3-bladed VDM, 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in) diameter constant-speed tractor and pusher propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 763 km/h (474 mph, 412 kn) at 6,500 m (21,300 ft)

A-6 690 km/h (430 mph; 370 kn) at 5,300 m (17,400 ft)

Cruise speed: 685 km/h (426 mph, 370 kn) at 7,200 m (23,600 ft)

Economical cruise speed: 452 km/h (281 mph; 244 kn) at 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Range: 1,395 km (867 mi, 753 nmi) on full internal fuel at max. continuous power

2,060 km (1,280 mi; 1,110 nmi) at economical cruise power

Service ceiling: 11,400 m (37,400 ft)

Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 55 seconds ; 8,000 m (26,000 ft) in 14 minutes 30 seconds

Armament

Guns: 1 × engine mounted 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 103 cannon with 70 rpg plus 2 × 20 mm (0.79 in) MG 151/20 cowl-mount, synchronized auto cannon with 200 rpg

Bombs: Up to 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) bomb load in internal weapons bay and two under wing pylons.

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