The Original Flying Wing

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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quadraticadder Regular Member • Posts: 366
Re: not The Original Flying Wing

The Horten Ho 229 was the first jet powered flying wing.  Its combination of small radar profile and higher speed added up to a net stealth advantage of being hard to detect until it was almost right on top of you, moving quickly, and causing damage before intercepters could be scrambled.  The Horten brothers were designing a much larger version that could fly across the Atlantic and bomb North America.  Did the Hortens have prior propeller designs and flying prototypes?  The Ho 229 first flew in 1944, while the first flight of the Northrop N9-M was in 1942.  As others pointed out, the flying wing concept was around before then.



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