The Original Flying Wing

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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InTheMist
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Re: not The Original Flying Wing

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.

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