Horten HO IX V4-V6

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Horten HO IX V4-V6

Post by Regulus 1 » 27 Jul 2005 23:11

Hi,

While the V3 is at the Smithsonian, I was wondering what happened with the partially finfished prototypes V4 till V6 that were found at Friedrichsroda in April 1945. V4 and V5 were nightfighters, whil V6 was a two seater and night trainer.

Thanks and best from Johan

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Post by PPoS » 27 Jul 2005 23:45

All through the spring of 1945, work proceeded at Friedrichsroda on these prototypes. However, late in April, the Friedrichsroda plant was finally occupied by American troops and developmenent came to an abrupt end. At that time, the Go 229 V3 prototype was being prepared for flight testing, and the V4 and V6 prototypes were in final assembly. Component manufacture for the 20 pre-production Go 229A-0 fighter bombers was well advanced, and various component parts were found strewn about the factory.
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/b ... go229.html

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Post by Regulus 1 » 28 Jul 2005 18:30

Thank you very much for this !

Johan

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Re: Horten HO IX V4-V6

Post by Cantankerous » 14 Mar 2021 17:03

Photos of the uncompleted Ho 229 V4 and V5 prototypes can be found at these links:
http://www.luftwaffephotos.com/lho2294.htm
https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comme ... en_ho_229/

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