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The Horten Brothers and Their All-Wing Aircraft

The heretofore untold true story of Reimar, Wolfram, and Walter Horten's remarkable aeronautical achievements with the all-wing planform between 1933 and 1945 as told to aviation biographer David Myhra.
Talking daily with Reimar Horten at his ranch at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Argentina for two months, and also with Walter in Baden Baden, Germany, the two brothers described in detail their struggles in Nazi controlled Germany to perfect the all-wing planform.
Astounding as their real-life story is of itself, the Horten brothers gave David Myhra hundreds of photographs to illustrate this new volume.

In this remarkable book David Myhra tells the story of the Horten brothers and their all-wing aircraft through the use of over 735 photos and three-view line drawings of their entire all-wing line. Most of these photos and drawings have not been available to the public until now.
Even more astonishing, the Hortens, ridiculed in the mid-1930s for wasting their genius on silly all-wing aircraft, would be the only ones called on by Hermann Göring in December 1944 to build an all-wing "Amerika" atomic bomber and save Deutschland from certain and final destruction by the Allies through a negotiated peace settlement.
The Horten Ho 18 "Amerika Bomber" was not meant to be. But it might have been if the war had not ended in May 1945 but, say, May 1946. This, then, is the fascinating true story of those naive boy-designers from Bonn, the Horten brothers and their silly all-wing airplanes.

Author:David Myhra
Specs:320 pages, 30.5 x 22.5 x 2.8 cm / 12 x 8.9 x 1.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:over 730 b&w photographs and drawings
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764304415
Book: The Horten Brothers and Their All-Wing Aircraft

The Horten Brothers and Their All-Wing Aircraft

Language: English

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Horten Nurflügel-Jets

Die Horten-Flugzeuge sind eine Geschichte herausragender technischer Innovationen und meisterhafter Flugzeugentwürfe, verbunden mit dem Mythos einer überragenden Geheimwaffe, die ihrer Zeit nach Meinung Vieler um Jahrzehnte voraus war.

Im Buch:
- Die verschiedenen Horten-Strahlflugzeuge
- Technische Beschreibung des Horten-Düsenjägers
- War die Horten Ho IX das erste Tarnkappen-Flugzeug?
- US-Stealth-Drohne RQ-170 - eine Horten-Kopie?
- Projekt eines flugfähigen Horten-Nachbaus in den USA
- Viele Originaldokumente und -pläne.

Author:Uwe W. Jack
Specs:112 pages, 22 x 15 x 1 cm / 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:PPV Medien GmbH (D, 2015)
EAN:9783955120849
Book: Horten Nurflügel-Jets

Horten Nurflügel-Jets

Language: German

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The Horten Ho 9 / Ho 229 - Technical History

David Myhra continues his efforts for a full accounting of the events surrounding the design, construction, and flight testing of the twin turbojet powered all-wing prototype Horten Ho 9 fighter/interceptor and its serial production prototype the Horten Ho 229 V3.

Author:David Myhra
Specs:240 pages, 28.5 x 22.5 x 2.6 cm / 11.2 x 8.9 x 1.02 in, hardback
Illustrations:600 illustrations
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764316678
Book: The Horten Ho 9 / Ho 229 - Technical History

The Horten Ho 9 / Ho 229 - Technical History

Language: English

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The Horten Ho 9 / Ho 229 - Retrospective (Volume 1)

Horten biographer David Myhra describes the design, construction, and flight testing of the twin turbojet powered all-wing prototype Horten Ho 9 fighter / interceptor and its serial production prototype the Horten Ho 229 V3.

Author:David Myhra
Specs:200 pages, 29 x 23 x 2 cm / 11.4 x 9.1 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:250 illustrations
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764316661
Book: The Horten Ho 9 / Ho 229 - Retrospective (Volume 1)

The Horten Ho 9 / Ho 229 - Retrospective (Volume 1)

Language: English

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Horten Ho 9 (X Planes of the Third Reich)

Three Horten Ho 9s were constructed prior to war's end: the V1 sailplane, the twin 004B powered prototype V2, and the serial production prototype V3 by Gotha-Friedrichsroda.
The V1 was destroyed at the U.S. Luftwaffe Aircraft Collection Center-Merseburg. The V2 crashed at Oranienburg killing its test pilot Erwin Ziller. The V3 was captured and taken by General George McDonald's Army Air Force Intelligence unit to the U.S. Luftwaffe Aircraft Collection Center.

The Ho 229 V3 was eventually shipped to Freeman Field, Ohio about September 1945, and is now in storage at the National Air and Space Museum, Silver Hill, Maryland awaiting restoration.
Myhra has taken 150 photos of the Ho 9 from his collection, along with several dozen digital images, and has put together a unique Ho 9 photo collection.

Author:David Myhra
Specs:80 pages, 21 x 28 x 0.7 cm / 8.25 x 11 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 b&w photographs, drawings
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764309168
Book: Horten Ho 9 (X Planes of the Third Reich)

Horten Ho 9 (X Planes of the Third Reich)

Language: English

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Horten Ho 229 - Der legendäre Nurflügel

Die Horton-Nurflügler sind vor allem eines: legendäre Flugzeuge, die ohne Rumpf und Leitwerk fliegen. Mit der Entwicklung der Ho 229 nahmen die Horton-Brüder Konstruktionsprinzipien in Angriff, die ihrer Zeit weit voraus waren. Als unmotorisierter Gleiter flog die H IXV1 erstmals im März 1944 ? seinen Höhepunkt fand das Konzept allerdings erst Ende des letzten Jahrhunderts.

Pages of the book Horten Ho 229 - Der legendare Nurflugel (1)

Die Autoren geben einen umfassenden Überblick über die Entwicklung und Erprobung der Horton Ho 229. Bestechende Grafiken und Konstruktionszeichnungen sowie eindrucksvolles Bildmaterial machen das Buch zu einem Standardwerk im zeitgeschichtlichen Luftfahrtprogramm.

Author:Andrei Schepelew, Huib Ottens
Specs:144 pages, 26.5 x 23 cm / 10.4 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:180 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2020)
Series:Flugzeugtypen
EAN:9783613042544
Book: Horten Ho 229 - Der legendäre Nurflügel

Horten Ho 229 - Der legendäre Nurflügel

Language: German

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The Horten Flying Wing in World War II - The History and Development of the Ho 229

Describes the history and development of the jet powered Ho 229. This pre-cursor to modern stealth technology flew in February 1945.

Author:Hans Peter Dabrowski
Specs:52 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 0.4 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.16 in, paperback
Illustrations:over 70 b&w photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780887403576
Book: The Horten Flying Wing in World War II - The History and Development of the Ho 229

The Horten Flying Wing in World War II - The History and Development of the Ho 229

Language: English

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