A future project idea...the Pfeil

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Re: A future project idea...the Pfeil

Postby eddie » Sun 30. Oct 2011, 03:23

Sorry, I din't mean to hijack this thread. Last August, I went to Washington, DC to visit my daughter. I took my Grandsons to the National Air and Space Museum, and they had a new German aircraft on display. It just happened to be a 335. Big aircraft, and the way it was displyed, I couldn't get the whole sideview of it in a picture. This is what I got though, could have gotten the whole left wing in too, but this woman was in the way! :lol:

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I then went to take a picture of the 190 F8, and that same woman walked right behind me as I took the pic, maybe that is why it is not very clear! :oops:

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They have a Ar 234 on display now, and a Ho 229, which was something to see! Pictures didn't come out though. Here is the history of the 335 in the picture, some of its pretty funny, like beating the 2 Mustangs when flying from Munich to Cherbourg. Beat them by 45 minutes!

"The NASM aircraft is the second Do-335A-0, designated A-02, with construction number (werke nummer) 240102 and factory registration VG+PH. It was built at Dornier's Rechlin-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, plant on April 16, 1945. It was captured by Allied forces at the plant on April 22, 1945. After checkout, it was flown from a grass runway at Oberweisenfeld, near Munich, to Cherbourg, France. During this flight, the Do-335 easily outclimbed and outdistanced two escorting P-51s, beating them to Cherbourg by 45 minutes. Under the U.S. Army Air Force's "Project Sea Horse," two Do-335s were shipped to the United States aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS "Reaper" together with other captured German aircraft, for detailed evaluation. This aircraft was assigned to the U.S. Navy, which tested it at the Test and Evaluation Center, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. The other aircraft, with registration FE-1012 (later T2-1012), went to the USAAF at Freeman Field, Indiana, where it was tested in early 1946. Its subsequent fate is unknown, and this is the only Do-335 known to exist.

Following Navy flight tests in 1945-48, the aircraft was donated to the Smithsonian's National Air Museum in 1961 but was stored at NAS Norfolk until 1974. It was then returned to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where the Dornier company restored it to original condition in 1975. The return trip to Germany required an exemption under U.S. laws concerning the export of munitions. The Dornier craftsmen doing the restoration - many of whom had worked on the original aircraft -- were astonished to find that the explosive charges fitted to blow off the tail fin and rear propeller in an emergency were still in the aircraft and active, 30 years after their original installation! The Do-335 was put on static display at the May 1-9, 1976, Hannover Airshow, and then loaned to the Deutsches Museum in Munich, where it was on prominent display until returned to Silver Hill, MD, for storage in 1986."

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Re: A future project idea...the Pfeil

Postby Mathias Pommerien » Sun 30. Oct 2011, 18:52

Hehe, I bet you were so scared by the bad boy's machines that you you got a shaking hand, mate! :lol:
Thanks for sharing those shots!
BTW, you should reinstall FSX ASAP to check out your new Taifun. ;)
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Re: A future project idea...the Pfeil

Postby eddie » Sun 30. Oct 2011, 21:17

Mathias Pommerien wrote:Hehe, I bet you were so scared by the bad boy's machines that you you got a shaking hand, mate! :lol:
Thanks for sharing those shots!
BTW, you should reinstall FSX ASAP to check out your new Taifun. ;)


Check your emails Mat, ran into a problem with the download! :cry:

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Re: A future project idea...the Pfeil

Postby Mathias Pommerien » Sun 30. Oct 2011, 22:11

....and you've got a response.
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