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Dornier Do 335 "The Beast"

Article about: Hi all, Here's an interesting image showing the over all size of Dorniers Do 335. She was one big bird for a fighter (this example is a two seat trainer). Notice the height of the undercarri

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    I don't want to hijack your thread Dave, but another great german effort IMO is the Blohm & Voss BV141 - the asymmetric observation plane of which only 3 prototypes and 5 evaluation aircraft were ever made. Sadly none have survived of these.
    Your fine mate no worries.
    I built a 1/72 BV141 as a child and a very innovative design.

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    I have seen (once) a 1/48 scale kit but never saw it again.
    That would be a great model to build.

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Another cool flying machine of WWII is the Flettner 282. Yes its a WWII helicopter. The few that were built were used for reconnaissance and artillery spotting. It was apparently quite a tough aircraft and was even test flown off of U-Boats!

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    I don't want to hijack your thread Dave, but another great german effort IMO is the Blohm & Voss BV141 - the asymmetric observation plane of which only 3 prototypes and 5 evaluation aircraft were ever made. Sadly none have survived of these.

    Here a thread about another well rounded and very succesful recce plane, the FW189 - pics and an interesting story (IMO)
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/photos...bi-yar-367813/

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    I have seen (once) a 1/48 scale kit but never saw it again.
    That would be a great model to build.

    Cheers, Dan
    I think only Airfix makes the 1/72 Bv-141

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    1/48 from Historic Models

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    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Your fine mate no worries.
    Well, in that case.......

    Talk about an odd looking plane - here is a real bastard.

    Clue; the 'mother plane' is a red herring
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    What's the name of it again? Something with Fi or Ba ?

    Interesting that it was hung under the B-29 !

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    I think only Airfix makes the 1/72 Bv-141

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    Cheers!
    Taka
    Thanks Taka I will look out for one (
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    What's the name of it again? Something with Fi or Ba ?

    Interesting that it was hung under the B-29 !

    Regards,
    Taka
    Well spotted in regards to the bomber.

    The parasite plane is a bastard; devised by Germans, captured and flown by the Russians in Russia (and piloted by a German pilot(?) there). Brought up to release height by a B-29, which was left stranded in Vladivostok.

    In short the not very succesful rocket powered swept wing DFS 346 (Samolyot 346) designed by Felix Kracht at the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS), the "German Institute for Sailplane Flight".

    Here the pilot position - he looks neither comfortable nor enthusiastic.
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    Arado E 381 Parasite fighter variant ?

    Sorry a bit late

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