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Ho 229 flying wing - BBC article

Postby Agent X20 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:42 pm

Decades ahead of its time:

That aircraft – the Horten Ho 229 – might be a footnote in aviation history, but it was so far ahead of its time that its aerodynamic secrets are still not completely understood. In fact, there’s a chief scientist at Nasa still working to discover just how its creators managed to overcome the considerable aerodynamic challenges that should have made it unflyable.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2016020 ... f-its-time
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Re: Ho 229 flying wing - BBC article

Postby HunHunter » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:33 am

I always feel they give the Horton wing a more mythical history than it deserves, all German tech and experiments were used and inspired advancements in the west and russia,
Jack Northrop was making wings on his own, the Ho229 was never going to cover the 1000x1000x1000 specs and it wasnt designed as a stealth no matter what Nat Geo said.

Theres a good book https://www.bookdepository.com/Horten-H ... 1903223666 which has been recently republished

Also his name was Alexander Lippisch not Frederich, he was the father of the Delta and designer of the Me163 Komet
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