DO-335

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Zygmunt
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Post by Zygmunt » 02 Sep 2002 12:56

Yes! I remember that! In the book I read, the pilot had the ejector seat explained to him, nodded and smiled to the man explaining it, and then privately promised himself never to use it.

I think it was also recommended that pilots never belly-land in the event of an undercarriage failure, becase the rear engine would likely crush them.

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Erich
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Ejection seats.....

Post by Erich » 02 Sep 2002 14:29

It appears that the He 219 nachtjäger had the first ejection seats installed and they were used on occassion especially when I./NJG 1 a/c were shot down in combat by Mosquito night fighters.

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Post by Topspeed » 20 Jun 2004 21:10

Do 335 "Ameisenbär"

Friend mine is making an R/C plane of a Dornier 335 "anteater".

If he lets me fly it I'll fill you up with testflight results. Ok ?

JT

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Re: Ejection seats.....

Post by Cantankerous » 08 Jan 2023 03:52

Erich wrote:
02 Sep 2002 14:29
It appears that the He 219 nachtjäger had the first ejection seats installed and they were used on occassion especially when I./NJG 1 a/c were shot down in combat by Mosquito night fighters.

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Hi,

Although this thread is almost two decades, I should point out that the Heinkel He 280 prototype jet fighter was the first aircraft to use ejection seats, but since the He 280 did not enter production, the He 219 thus gets the credit as the first aircraft with ejection seats to enter production.

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Re: DO-335

Post by ShindenKai » 09 Jan 2023 21:54

A fantastic documentary about the Do-335 linked below

Includes some footage of the Go-9

Model testing of the Do-335 in a spin tunnel

Testing of the Do-335 ejection seat

Large-scale free-flight model testing of the Do-335, catapult launched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09l3Y8HI__4

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