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Song Parodies -> "Arrow if the War had Gone On"

Original Song Title:

"Needle and the Damage Done"

Original Performer:

Neil Young

Parody Song Title:

"Arrow if the War had Gone On"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

The Do-335 Pfeil (Arrow) fighter was the last of the German piston engine aircraft of 1945 to show promise with a twin-engine design that could propel the fighter up to 477 mph! The engines were mounted fore and aft (2x DB 603G @ 1900 hp each) and for stability the Arrow had a cruciform tail. To clear this in event of danger, an ejection seat was fitted. Armament was comprised of typical late-war fighter arrangement of 2x 20mm MG-151/20s above the engine plus a standard 30mm MK-103 firing through the prop spinner. Two more 30mm MK-103s in pods would be mounted under each wing for more firepower. Performance was good with 4600 fpm climb, ceiling of 37,000 ft. and range of 1250 miles extended to over 2330 miles with drop tanks (although in "Defense of the Reich" mode over German territory this would not be necessary)! 90 were built before the war ended, but only 60 flew and a mere 20 made it to test units. More were on the assembly lines. But no action was taken with the Arrow. Unlike the fast Fw Ta 152 at 472 mph, it never got into the battle, but was an amazing find by the Allies. It certainly could outrun and outfight the Stangs, Spits, and Yaks of May 1945.
Aircraft was shockin'
and made by Dornier
Twin airscrews, crazy,
would have inspired fear
If the war had gone on…

Engines, both Daimler-Benz
At front and end
Nicknamed the “Arrow”
fast fighter was the plan
If the war had gone on…

Armament strong
with three 30 (mm) cannons
Plus (twin) 151s
above the front engine
Fast run- 477 (mph)
to take the bombers out!

Reich dream- the Arrow
if the war had gone on
But oft-delayed due to low production
Allies were lucky
they encountered none…
Do-335 Pfeil (Arrow) in 1945:

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Porfle Popnecker - July 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Good one. Funny to imagine Neil Young singing about something like this!
Rob Arndt - July 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Dornier fully restored A-0 (pre-production machine):

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