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Good memory Kim

Post by Al Carter » 21 Mar 2002 01:54

Thanks that should make my search easier.

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NAZI FLYING SAUCERS!

Post by Scott Smith » 21 Mar 2002 02:20

Hi Al,

I think you might be referring to the poll "Who is more credible, Scott or Roberto?" where I was having a discussion with Moyal, who is from Thuringia. That conversation is near the end of the thread, here:

http://pub3.ezboard.com/fskalmanforumfr ... 1&stop=120

Hope that helps.
:)

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 21 Mar 2002 22:03

I threw out an old printed article about this last month - I've had it for 4 yrs, so that ironic...
I seem to remember that it was Me 163s and Me 262s, but I'm not sure.

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 23 Mar 2002 01:27

Its strange that after reading quotes regarding the Horten brothers and having bought their book about their experiences and lifes work they didn't mention anything, given the authors 10 plus years research on them. Seems to be they were too obsessed by the 1000 mile bomber project and their own jet tailless design to bother with Flying Saucers. There is certinaly a nice picture of thier incredibly advanced twin engine tailless jet aircraft on the runway and in flight. I'd have said that was about the most advanced prototype plane of the third reich. The Ju v wing bomber was only really a cobbled together plane with a modified Heinkel 177 fuselage. The pics of it in flight are amazing, I am amazed it could get off the ground!!! I am sure everyone has their own opinion on the advanced planes but for me that 'stealth' type Horton Ho9 is the buisness. It looks so sleek. I can see why they were so interested in that type of plane, I can't imagine what a few more years of development with the jet and airframe would have meant.
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Post by Trommelfeuer » 05 Apr 2003 21:15

I am sure everyone has their own opinion on the advanced planes but for me that 'stealth' type Horton Ho9 is the buisness. It looks so sleek. I can see why they were so interested in that type of plane, I can't imagine what a few more years of development with the jet and airframe would have meant.
Yap, the Horten 229 was truly a beauty!

http://www.luft46.com/mrart/lufartmr.html


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...more Horten 229 pics...

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Original Ho 229 stored today...

Post by Trommelfeuer » 05 Apr 2003 21:28

The Gotha Go 229 V3 was preserved and is stored at NASM's Paul E. Garber Restoration, Preservation & Storage Facility in Silver Hill, Maryland.
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http://www.hotel.wineasy.se/ipms/stuff_ ... l_hoix.htm
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Post by Trommelfeuer » 05 Apr 2003 21:30

What if.... :wink:

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Post by Korbius » 05 Apr 2003 22:01

There was another saucer shaped plane in WWII built by the germans and it had a single engine with a propeller, if I remember correctly I think it was a Fokker but I don't remember the model.

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Post by HC8604 » 07 Apr 2003 05:07

I saw some old post somewhere about this subject. I saved this website:

http://www.reichsflugscheiben.de/

Some nice drawings of saucers. The website is in German.

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nazi saucers

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Flug Kreisel Schriever
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Post by David Thompson » 29 Jun 2009 17:44

The Aircraft that Could Have Made History (DewLine)
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-d ... ave-m.html

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Post by stellung » 30 Jun 2009 23:26

Fortunately, more detailed information has appeared. I recommend Flying Saucer Aircraft by aviation writer Bill Rose. In it, we learn about Alfred Loedding who worked at T-3 Engineering at Wright Field. A fluent German speaker, he interviewed German aviation experts after the war. He was also asked to head the first American effort to investigate UFOs, which he called Project Saucer, but later the name was changed to Project Sign. A photo of him sitting next to a model of his disc plane appears. Also mentioned is the work of Frenchman Rene Couzinet who designed a disc aircraft. American intelligence was following his work. Details about Project Silver Bug are given, including the fact that it was given the same US Air Force project designation as the failed Avrocar. Photos of the engine test stand are shown.

I also recommend Die Realitaet der Flugscheiben by J. Andreas Epp. This man was developing conventionally powered disc aircraft in Germany during the war. There is an Air Force intelligence file on him.

The evidence is there but it takes a little work to locate it. It appears the Americans may have built a handful of conventionally powered discs for reconnaissance purposes. However, more advanced electric field propulsion discs were apparently completed and evacuated from Germany either just before or just after the end of the war.

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Post by NeuralDream » 03 Jul 2009 20:51

The B-2 has nothing to do with the 229. Some Northrop Grumman engineers visited the museum 229 while building the B-2, but that was all. The closest well-known ancestor of the 229 is anothe Northrop aircraft from the late 1940s. The Northrop YB-49.

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