Dornier 335 Nightfighter?

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Dornier 335 Nightfighter?

Post by nacho » 07 Jun 2005 16:53

Anybody know if the double-seat version was actually used in the nighfighter role? I have heard it from a friend but no sure it was true. Also an old kit by Monogram gives a pattern for this machine supposedly flown by Major Wolfagang Schanaufer in 1945.

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Post by MadderCat » 07 Jun 2005 19:17

Do335 doubleseater were flown, but not in combat
one Do335 B-6 (V-17 RP+UE ? )was tested by the french after the war
the B-6 series was intended as nighterfighter
and was like the A-10

no real combat




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Post by Cantankerous » 18 May 2022 16:57

MadderCat wrote:
07 Jun 2005 19:17
Do335 doubleseater were flown, but not in combat
one Do335 B-6 (V-17 RP+UE ? )was tested by the french after the war
the B-6 series was intended as nighterfighter
and was like the A-10

no real combat




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Even though this thread is 17 years old, I should point out the Do 335A-10 was two-seater like the Do 335B-6, but was intended for the training role. There was also another night fighter version of the Do 335 in development, the Do 335A-6, from the Do 335B-6 differed in having strengthened airframe with a new windscreen and nosewheel.

Source:
Smith, R.J., and Creek, E., 2017. Dornier Do 335: The Luftwaffe's Fastest Piston-Engine Fighter. Hinkley, UK: Crécy Publishing.

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