The Original Flying Wing

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
InTheMist
Senior MemberPosts: 2,526Gear list
Like?
Re: not The Original Flying Wing
In reply to brettchris, 6 months ago

brettchris wrote:

Nice shots. Very interesting plane. Sorry to correct you but these flying wing designs are actually copies of Germany ww2 designers Horton who even made a jet powered version. Northrop probably got the plans via some dodgy post war deal.

Fact is the Germans were decades ahead on some radical ideas.

Right. Flying wings with vertical stabilizers aren't that hard.

The Hortons (brothers) were a genius - unfortunately, enthusiastic Nazis, so they don't get much coverage.  One of the broghters immigrated to Argentina after the war, I forget what happened to the other.

Anyway, great shots, OP!  I enjoyed them all.

-- hide signature --

It's more important how an image looks as a thumbnail than how it looks at 100%.
http://inthemistphoto.com

 InTheMist's gear list:InTheMist's gear list
Nikon D800 Nikon 1 AW1 Nikon Df Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +11 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow