Especially considering, that the Arado is a bomber (flew mostly as recce plane), the comparison/difference in size to the heavy fighter plane of the Dornier is staggering.
I wont say, that the Dornier dwarfes the Arado, but parked right next to each other, its remarkable to compare the size of the heavy fighter to the relatively lithe elegant Arado. For a bomber the latter is small(ish) IMO.
The Horten components are super cool. The Germans were at the pinnacle of out of the box designs for the late war era I feel. If the war went 18 months longer the sky's over Europe would have been a dangerous place for Allied Airmen for sure. How much of Soviet and US aircraft development in the late 40's early 50's was based on German technology, quite a bit.
The He 219 was the twin tail boom in the back ground behind the 335 I couldn't make out.
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I agree, the war went on for longer and had the Germans had the raw materials, the air space over Europe would have been .....lets say interesting for Allied pilots.
Yeah, later all-wing/tailless airplanes owes a great debt to the Horten 'nurflügel' designs.
The HE 219 has an interesting story, as it came from Denmark.
Other planes at a big airfield there were destroyed by the Allies after the War.
Ive read horror accounts of how planes like the fantastic long nosed high altitude interceptor Kurt Tank Focke Wulfs first had only their props taken off - then later in order to prevent others from using them, personnel simply bulldozed the planes together in a heap at the airfield HOWL!
Ah, Ta-152...another "Too Little, Too Late" Fighter.
I think it's a well balanced fighter, long body and wings. Concentrated forward firing weapons.
It was a most magnificent high altitude fighter and a beautiful design.
The 190 series are my Fav. WW2 design and the best all round single seater of the war I believe.