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Horten Flying Wing
« on: October 31, 2017, 02:28:33 AM »

Rob

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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 10:26:10 AM »
Great read.  Thanks
« Last Edit: October 31, 2017, 12:48:00 PM by Rob »

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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 12:04:07 PM »
Whew that's some technology for back then.
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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 10:15:35 AM »
I never knew that one of them actually flew back then.
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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 10:46:18 AM »

They look cool - still not dated even today.  God help you in a ditching situation though, might as well be sitting out on the nose.
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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 12:57:56 PM »
Still, a couple of hundred Mustangs and B-17 would have been better for the defense of ze Reich! "Good-enough-technology" is perfectly fine if you have it in sufficient amounts.  8)
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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 07:18:05 PM »
The Horten was impressive, but Jack Northrop had flying wings in the US before WWII; the Army Air Corps and later Curtis Lemay's Air Force didn't like them, so they were never developed until much later. To pound the point home, the later YB-49, the jet-powered, evolved prototype had ALL of its examples destroyed after losing to the Boeing B-47. Northrop was vindicated before he died when he was taken in secret to Edwards AFB and shown the then still top secret flying wing bomber his namesake company was building for the USAF, the B-2 Spirit.

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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »
We've been here before...
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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 11:45:59 AM »
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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 12:48:31 PM »
Ha!  I'm just happy someone has a great memory.

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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 01:06:50 PM »
Tim Hortons devised a flying wing? Those Canadians are smarter than I thought!

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Re: Horten Flying Wing
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 02:22:23 PM »
Tim Hortons devised a flying wing? Those Canadians are smarter than I thought!
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