Dornier Do.335 "Arrow" (1944)
About the Design
Late in World War II, Germany rushed two new high-performance fighter/bombers into production to meet the growing challenge posed by Allied bombers. One was the ME-262, the world's first operational jet fighter. The other was the Dornier Do-335. Employing the unusual combination of both front and rear propellers to minimize drag, the "Pfeil," or "Arrow" -- later dubbed the "Anteater" by those who actually flew it -- could outperform virtually any other combat aircraft then in the skies. It could also carry twice the bomb load of the ME-262. However, because of fuel shortages and other difficulties faced by Germany in the final months of the war, no Do-335s are believed to have ever actually engaged the Allies in combat.
The V6, seen here, was the two-seater trainer version of the Do-335.
About the Kit
This is a serviceable edition of the Do-335 variant was actually first produced by FROG of the U.K. FROG went bankrupt in the mid-1970s and Revell purchased the molds to this kit, producing versions for both the U.S. and Europe.
This model was built from an original 1970s issue.