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Horten Ho 229

 
$99.00
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PO501
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In 1943 the all-wing, jet-propelled Horten Ho 229 ('aitch-oh-two-two-nine') promised spectacular performance, so the Luftwaffe chief Hermann Göring allocated 500,000 Reich Marks to the brothers Reimar and Walter Horten to build and fly several prototypes. Numerous technical problems beset this unique design, made of wood, rubber and glass. The only powered example crashed after several test flights, but the airplane remains one of the most unusual combat aircraft tested during World War II. Wingspan of 55’, length 25’, powered by two JU Jumo 004 B-2 Turbojet engines.

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