"The Arrow Flies"
Dornier Do 335A-0 "Pfeil" (Arrow), German

The last and the fastest piston-engine fighter of the German Luftwaffe in World War II. Ten pre-production aircraft were used by Erprobungskommando 335 for service evaluation. This was as close as the revolutionary Do 335 came to service. Even had it reached frontline units, it would have done little to stem the tide of the allied advance, and its unusual configuration did nothing to lessen its in-built obsolescence at the dawn of the jet age.

Pictured in this painting is a Do 335A-0 flying an evaluation test in company with a Messerschmitt Bf 109. This particular Do 335 Arrow is fully restored and currently being shown at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.