Aviation Archive Issue 25 - 2016 UK

(Jacob Rumans) #1

Top: The cockpit of Do 335A-0 VG+PH was
streamlined and compact to keep the aircraft’s
drag to the minimum. Pilots reported exceptional
flight performance in acceleration and turning
radius, and docile handling with no dangerous
spin characteristics. However, they criticised its
lack of rearward vision.

Above: Because of the obvious dangers of bailing
out of the Dornier Do 335, the aircraft was one of
the first to be equipped with an ejection seat to
propel the pilot away from the rear propeller.

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