By Andrei Shepelev

The Horten Ho 229, one of many Luftwaffe's so-called ask yourself guns, was once probably the most enigmatic airplane designs to emerge from international struggle 2. in many ways a precursor of the 'stealth' thought, whilst considered when it comes to its contemporaries, it was once essentially years prior to tis time. The Ho 229 was once deliberate because the first of the subsequent iteration of German jet warring parties to keep on with on from the Messerschmitt Me 262. The purpose used to be to create a high-speed cannon-equipped fighterbomber and reconnaissance airplane. The airplane, which observed figures akin to Goering, Galland and Lippish thinking about its improvement, started out flight-testing in December 1944 and it used to be deliberate to re-equip the Me 163-equipped JG four hundred with the Ho 229 later within the war.

This e-book charts intimately the improvement and operational list of the Horten Ho 229. one of many prototypes, V3, survives within the united states and the ebook comprises especially commissioned photos of this survivor. With 250 attention-grabbing images, plus the main huge set of actual scale drawings ever produced in this plane by way of the world over acclaimed draftsman, Arthur Bentley, and observed by means of computer-generated colour paintings and cutaways by way of Andrei Shepelev, this booklet is the main thorough technical examine of the Ho 299 ever produced. Now reprinted because of renowned call for, this may be a super addition to the starting to be library of definitive international battle 2 aviation histories produced through our vintage imprint.

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