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Horten Gebruder

 

Walter and Reimar Horten conducted flying-wing experiments prewar, building a series of tailless high-performance gliders. The Horten Ho V and Ho VI were both powered aircraft, leading to the turbojet-powered Ho IX flown in the summer of 1944. Before being destroyed in a landing accident after only a few hours flight, it had been flown at a speed of 800km/h. This was developed by Gothaer Waggonfabrik as the Gotha Go 229 V3 single-seat fighter, but the Gothaer works were captured by advancing U.S. forces before this prototype was completed.

 


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