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Horten HO-229 (or Gotha GO-229)

6,573 corsair013  3.2 years ago

The Ho-229 was a german experamental flying wing that was designed and built in the last years of WWII. The body was made of thin sheet metal and the wings were made of wood. It was powered by two Junkers Jumo 004 jet engines, and out-matched the other german jet at that time(the Me-262) and was capable of 1000KMH. It saw only little combat before the americans captured the airbase that the project was stationed at. This example is a Ho-229 V3. The only surviving airframe of an HO-229 is under restoration to airworthyness at the Smithsonian. Tips: take-off with about 50% throttle, as full tends to push it on to the ground. Land with little or no throttle, and do not pull high G acrobatics or turns below 300 knots.

Credit to whoever made the landing gear.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 46.1ft (14.1m)
  • Length 22.7ft (6.9m)
  • Height 7.1ft (2.2m)
  • Empty Weight 18,095lbs (8,207kg)
  • Loaded Weight 32,276lbs (14,640kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.696
  • Wing Loading 26.3lbs/ft2 (128.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,225.4ft2 (113.8m2)
  • Drag Points 6441

Parts

  • Number of Parts 298
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    6,573 corsair013

    @Kerbalkid yes, it was the Horten that inspired the b-2 stealth bomber

    2.9 years ago
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    599 Kerbalkid

    But if it was operating it would of turned the tide of the war because of its speed and stealth technology

    2.9 years ago
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    6,573 corsair013

    @Kerbalkid not many, it didn't serve for very long................

    2.9 years ago
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    599 Kerbalkid

    Strikes fear into the heart of many enemies

    2.9 years ago
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    6,573 corsair013

    @kukimuki1234 ok

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    10.9k kukimuki1234

    @corsair013 idk,i will try it,but i cant do it right now.

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    6,573 corsair013

    @kukimuki1234 what do ya think?

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    6,167 GT3TobyRS

    @AdvancedAeronautics yeah!

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    6,167 GT3TobyRS

    @AdvancedAeronautics I am too! Yeah sweet!

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    6,573 corsair013

    @AdvancedAeronautics it is ok, you just earned a follower!

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    25.8k RASEN1914

    @corsair013 You're welcome! Nice job, it looks cool

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    6,573 corsair013

    @RASEN1914 thanks!

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    10.9k kukimuki1234

    @corsair013 no problem

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    6,573 corsair013

    @kukimuki1234 thanks for the spotlight!

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    6,573 corsair013

    @kukimuki1234 (from wikipedia) The Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229 (or Gotha Go 229 for extensive re-design work done by Gotha to prepare the aircraft for mass production) was a German prototype fighter/bomber initially designed by Reimar and Walter Horten to be built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik late in World War II. It was the first flying wing to be powered by jet engines.[

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    6,573 corsair013

    @kukimuki1234 yes it is, read the above comments.

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    6,573 corsair013

    @AdvancedAeronautics coo! yes i am, how could you tell?

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    10.9k kukimuki1234

    IT ISNT GOTHA GO

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    6,573 corsair013

    @IStoleYourMeme @Macer23T thank you!

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    @GenrichTitov @AudioDud3 thanks!

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    @SimpleFlow :)

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    103k SimpleFlow

    @corsair013
    Your very welcome
    Glad your happy

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    6,573 corsair013

    @SimpleFlow thanks for the spotlight!

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    6,573 corsair013

    @AdvancedAeronautics thanks!

    3.2 years ago