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Old 17th August 2017, 05:17
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Dornier Do 335 info sought

I have scoured the internet and my personal collection of pictures and references pertaining to the Dornier Do 335 Pfeil. I have been unable to locate the information that I am searching for, I have e-mailed the Dornier Museum and again, posting on forums is usually my last option.

I am looking for information pertaining to the Dornier Do 335B-4 reconnaissance variant as well as information pertaining to Dornier Do 335V4-V7 . The information on the B-4 variant that I am searching for pertains to the camera installation in the bomb bay doors. That is pretty vague but I am looking at how the bomb bay doors had the cameras in them. I’m searching for any photos (if any exist) and or diagrams perhaps. The information I’m looking for on the V4-V7 concerns the main landing gear doors. I’m trying to replicate in 1/32 the inside of the doors that the main landing gear struts attach to.

Thank you. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 17th August 2017, 08:03
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Re: Dornier Do 335 info sought

Take a look at the "Books" section here. You'll see that an expanded version of the Smith/Creek Do 335 book is on the way, so that might help.
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Vom Original zum Modell Dornier Do 335, K.H.Regnat

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Re: Dornier Do 335 info sought

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Take a look at the "Books" section here. You'll see that an expanded version of the Smith/Creek Do 335 book is on the way, so that might help.

Thank you Nick. I'm patiently awaiting it's release hoping for new information.

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Vom Original zum Modell Dornier Do 335, K.H.Regnat

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Thank you Snautzer. I thought I had that book in my collection but I can't find it. I guess I'll have to purchase a copy.

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Re: Dornier Do 335 info sought

I have a feeling that there are engineering drawings of the relevant Do335 airframe showing bomb bay camera installation in UK National Archives Piece Air 40/146. I have photocopies somewhere, but if you know anyone who can get to Kew, I'd start there.

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Re: Dornier Do 335 info sought

Hi Nicholas,

Do you have the 2006-Edition of the Smith & Creek Dornier 335 book?

pp162-163 show a diagram in plan and sectional elevation of the fore-and-aft camera installation in the bomb-bay. It is labelled as the Dornier Do 335 M13 aircraft. There are (incorporated as part of the same 2-page spread) details of the Do 335 A-series main and nose-gear undercarriage arrangement.

pp81 shows a photo of the individual camera installation. Though it's taken from underneath the aircraft and there is insufficient view of the aircraft to give a sense of size or relation of the camera to the installation supports on the aircraft.

If the updated edition of the book is on the way, perhaps there will be more details, photos, drawing available.

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Out of curiosity - what is the top flight test speed. validated and documented?
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Hi Nicholas,

Do you have the 2006-Edition of the Smith & Creek Dornier 335 book?

pp162-163 show a diagram in plan and sectional elevation of the fore-and-aft camera installation in the bomb-bay. It is labelled as the Dornier Do 335 M13 aircraft. There are (incorporated as part of the same 2-page spread) details of the Do 335 A-series main and nose-gear undercarriage arrangement.

pp81 shows a photo of the individual camera installation. Though it's taken from underneath the aircraft and there is insufficient view of the aircraft to give a sense of size or relation of the camera to the installation supports on the aircraft.

If the updated edition of the book is on the way, perhaps there will be more details, photos, drawing available.

Regrds,
...geoff

Hi Geoff,

Yes I do have that book and yes I've seen those drawings and photos. I'm trying to find if the ports for the cameras protruded through the bay doors a little or were flush. I'm guessing flush and that's what I'm going to do with my model parts. As for the landing gear doors, I'm looking for the detail on the inside of the doors themselves. The ones that are attached to the landing gear struts that are mounted on the V3. I found detail drawings for the V1 but I haven't started a conversion yet for that version of the 335.

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I have a feeling that there are engineering drawings of the relevant Do335 airframe showing bomb bay camera installation in UK National Archives Piece Air 40/146. I have photocopies somewhere, but if you know anyone who can get to Kew, I'd start there.

Best wishes

ChrisG
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I don't know anyone in the UK that could go to Kew to look for that sort of thing for me. I finally heard back from the Dornier Museum, after almost a year since my message was sent to them, stating that engineering drawings are not available in their archives and most likely did not survive the war.

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