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Dornier Do 335 A Fighter Bomber 1/32 HK Models

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The Dornier Do-335 ‘Pfeil’ (Arrow) was the fastest piston-engine German Luftwaffe aircraft of WWII, and was also the only military aircraft of the time to feature a ‘push-pull’ engine layout airframe. It was robust and highly maneuverable, and could actually cope with a rear engine failure. It was also one of the few aircraft of the time that was fitted with an ejection seat. Another unusual feature of this aircraft was the cruciform tail layout. A downward pointing fin was included, which would hopefully negate any possible rear propeller damage that could result from an awkward landing. First flown in 1943, the project wasn’t without its problems. Whilst the aircraft was inherently stable on both ground and in the air, due to the rear engine resting behind the center of gravity, it did suffer from some technical issues that were never overcome, such as a weak undercarriage. Despite the great hopes that the Nazis had for the Do 335, like many of their wonder designs, it simply came too late to make any difference, with only 37 being built by the war’s end. Allies evaluation of this Do 335 ‘Pfeil’ showed that it was an excellent performer and could have been a serious opponent. The last surviving example of the Do 335 is the standard A-0/1 fighter-bomber seen today at the NASM.

Please see the recommended colors and their numbers below.

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/32
Skill Level: 4
Length: 17.1”
Wingspan: 17”
Parts: 290
- Painting and assembly required
- 8 sprues
- One decal sheet
- Photo-etched parts
- Two metal nose weight pieces
- Clear parts
- Authentic surface details
- Detailed engine assemblies
- Canopy, weapon bay and engine access panels can be modeled open or closed
- Landing gear can be assembled up or down
- Detailed interior
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals and paint guides for the following versions:

  1. Do 335 A-0, WNr. 240102, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, October 1944
  2. Do 335 A-0, WNr. 240107, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, December 1944
  3. Do 335 A-1, WNr. 240165 (?), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, May 1945
  4. Do 335 A-1, WNr. 240165 (?), Neubiberg, Germany, June 1945

*Experience with photo-etched parts is recommended*
*Cyanoacrylate glue is required for photo-etched parts*

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Paint Guide:

RLM 81 Brown Violet   XF-51, XF-64 (mixing directions in paint instructions)
RLM 82 Light Green   XF-5, XF-2 (mixing directions in paint instructions)
RLM 65 Light Blue   XF-23, XF-2 (mixing directions in paint instructions)
RLM 70 Black Green   XF-62, XF-49 (mixing directions in paint instructions)
RLM 66Black Grey   XF-63
RLM 02 Grey   XF-22, XF-49 (mixing directions in paint instructions)
Flat Black   XF-1
Semi-Gloss Black   X-18
Aluminum   XF-16
Gunmetal   X-10
Leather   XF-10
Tire Black   XF-69
Dark Grey   XF-24
Blue   X-14
Beige   XF-57
US Olive Drab   XF-62 (for version 4 only, versions listed above)
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