can anyone here explain what this is?

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can anyone here explain what this is?

Post by Mehmet Fatih » 04 Aug 2004 14:46

what kind of a german aircraft is that?
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Post by Mehmet Fatih » 04 Aug 2004 14:54

recently i read a book of a turkish writer.the name of the book is:secret history of hitler's germany.the book was about nazi flying saucers and hitler's military bases on the moon and mars.it also tells alot about the aryans in inner world.some people can say it is piece of crap but i enjoyed it.
anyway.i made some research on third reich UFOs.i saw many pics.but this one above is the most interesting one.there was no explanation about this pic.
if someone knows somthing about this pic or aircraft,please share with us.
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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 04 Aug 2004 14:55

looks like a Gotha Go 229 (Horten Ho IX)

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Post by Mehmet Fatih » 04 Aug 2004 15:20

i dont think so.
if so,where is its cockpit?

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Post by Tom Houlihan » 04 Aug 2004 15:23

See that little bulge, forward and between the two engines? That would be the cockpit.

The photo perspective is from the middle rear of the bird.

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Post by K-9 » 04 Aug 2004 15:25

It's a Horten 229 (sometimes refered to it as Go 229 or Ho 229) - a flying wing aircraft. I belive only four prototypes were ever made in different stages of production by the end of the war. The most important thing is that a prototype did flew. The flying wing concept was invented and developed by the Horten brothers.
It's interesting that the B-2 Stealth bomber is also a flying wing, but unlike the superb Ho 229, it cannot perform even a straight flight without numerous constant adjustments made by a very powerfull computer.

waffen_für _alle's pic is that of a Ho 229 in a museum's warehouse in America. It has it's wings removed.




The photo I got somewhere from the net, from a google image search, sorry I can't remember the source.
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Post by Xavier » 04 Aug 2004 15:25

is correct, is a gotha flying wing (sans wings) you are looking at the plane from the back, the cockpit (top of it) can be seen in the top of the plane, just between the two engines, but in front...

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EDIT: we were typing the last 3 posts at the same time..fast answers
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in the last photo, the plexiglas dome has been removed and is not visible

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 04 Aug 2004 18:16

Luft '46 has an interesting article on this aircraft.

For the record, there were no 'Nazi flying saucers' or any sci-fi babble like that. The Luftwaffe had several advanced experimental aircrafts, though.

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Post by Tolga Alkan » 04 Aug 2004 19:49

waffen_für _alle wrote:recently i read a book of a turkish writer.the name of the book is:secret history of hitler's germany.the book was about nazi flying saucers and hitler's military bases on the moon and mars.it also tells alot about the aryans in inner world.some people can say it is piece of crap but i enjoyed it.
anyway.i made some research on third reich UFOs.i saw many pics.but this one above is the most interesting one.there was no explanation about this pic.
if someone knows somthing about this pic or aircraft,please share with us.
thanks
I've examined that author,about his book in Turkish,I can clearly say that he wrote his book based on personal reflections and fictional stories.He hasn't go with real documents.I agree that there can exist some space project of Third Reich;however,Turkish writer didn't research very well in my opinion.He aimed to look at W-SS Fez of Bosnian-Muslim volunteers for only being attractive.

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Post by Mehmet Fatih » 05 Aug 2004 00:36

thank you guys.especially k-9.the pic you sent explains the whole story.
thank you all.

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Re: Ho 229

Post by Cantankerous » 13 Jun 2022 21:37

Xavier wrote:
04 Aug 2004 15:25
in the last photo, the plexiglas dome has been removed and is not visible
The aircraft in the photo without the cockpit canopy is the Horten Ho 229 V2, the second Ho 229 to fly (the first Ho 229 was unpowered).

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