DB 603 liquid-cooled inverted V-type 12 cylinder engine made by Daimler-Benz . Its design was based on DB601 engine which adopted many advanced and complicated systems such as direct injection pump, variable speed supercharger, and many roller bearings. Even though these systems make it difficult to manufacture the aircraft, the company overcame it with high technology and maintained its superiority over the other aircrafts. The engine’s displacement was 44,510cc, take-off power output was 1,750hp／2,450rpm. These engines, installed back and forth in a “push-pull” layout, were the source of the plane’s capacity to reach the enemy lines without air command.
Type: 12-cylinder liquid-cooled inverted V-type engine with supercharger
Bore x Stroke: 162mm×180mm
Supercharger: centrifugal supercharger
Take-off power: 1,287kw (1,750PS)
Cruising power: 1,111kw (1,510PS)
Compression ratio: 7.5: 1 left block, 7.3: 1 right block
Since there is also a propeller at the rear of the plane, all the three landing gears (nose and main gears) play an important role for the agglutination device of the Do 335. The front gear is foldable on the back thanks to the oil pressure cylinder, and is equipped with a steering device. The frame with its bending pipes and the fender, made solid by the wielded metal sheet are also beautifully represented. Main landing gear is also foldable thanks to the oil pressure cylinder on the side (fuselage central section). An embedded protection is equipped to avoid the split of the main gear cover and, to put away the large main wheel once it has been closed; it is connected to the cabinet door of the swelled gear. The basic shape of this SWS kit has been designed to fix the angulation and the strength of both gears. This way, there will be no doubt about angulation and strength.
The main weapons of the aircraft are the Mauser’s MG 151/20mm machine guns installed on the upper surface, and the Rheinmetall’s MK 103/30mm cannon that goes through the central section of the engine mount. The cannon is also known as the “Motor Cannon”. The access hatches to every weapon are only on the nose starboard. From there, it is possible to remove the magazine of the MG 151, only on the starboard side, supplying bullets to the MK 103. The discharge spaces of each empty cartridge are concentrated in the central section, and the empty cartridges are kept without being left out until the plane returns to its base. It is thought that the real thing was supposed to be equipped with a propeller in the back section too. There is also a bomb storage near the fuselage central section, because the plane was originally designed to be developed as a “bomber fighter”. As for this kit, since the reproduction is the “A-0” from the first production lot, the warhead is not equipped but the alignment of the inner section structure is a highlight of this kit.