The Horton Ho IX twin-jet tailless
fighter-bomber, of which two prototypes
were flown before the end of
the war, was of extremely advanced
design, which benefited from considerable
experience gained by the
brothers Reimar and Walter Horten in
the development of flying-wing aircraft,
of which the majority were gliders.
Designed by Sonderkommando 9,
starting in 1942, the first prototype Ho
IX VI was found to be unable to
accommodate the two intended BMW
109-003-1 turbojets owing to an unforeseen
increase in engine diameter, and
it was therefore flown as a glider at
Oranienburg during the summer of
1944. The redesigned Ho IX V2 was
fitted with two Junkers 109-004B-1 turbojets
and flown successfully at Oranienburg,
demonstrating speeds of up
to 960km/h before it was
destroyed while making a single-engine
landing. Such promise encouraged the RLM to instruct Gothaer
Waggonfabrik to assume development
of the design, and a third prototype,
the Go 229 V3, was produced
with 1000kg thrust Jumo 109-
004C turbojets, but was prevented
from flying by the end of hostilities in
May 1945. Work had also started on the
two-seat Go 229 V4 and Go 229 V5
night-fighter prototypes, the Go 229 V6
armament test prototype, and the Go
229 V7 two-seat trainer, No progress
had been made on 20 pre-production
Go 229A-0 fighter-bombers, on order
at the end of the war, that were intended
to carry two 1000kg bombs and four 30mm MK 103 cannon.
| MODEL||Ho-IX V2|
| ENGINE||2 x 2 x Jumo-004, 900kg|
| Take-off weight||6900 kg||15212 lb|
| Empty weight||4844 kg||10679 lb|
| Wingspan||16.8 m||55 ft 1 in|
| Length||7.2 m||24 ft 7 in|
| Height||2.6 m||9 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||52.8 m2||568.33 sq ft|
| Max. speed||960 km/h||597 mph|
|A three-view drawing (1690 x 1130)|
|miguel, dosmdom=yahoo.com.ar, 22.05.2013|
incredible.I was searching and read abaot them since i was see this plane in discovery channel
|gramm, grah_clipperton=yahoo.com, 31.03.2013|
Built of wood, amazing,
|Dr. Larry Steinberger Dallas, 13.02.2013|
Recently outside Stuttgart Germany, Pictures were discovered of Horten gliders being flown in 1941. You can see the all wing shape being developed. Five of the glider pilots were shown. Ostermann, Luck, Kemph, Kreisling and Bucher. When I looked closely one was a woman, very striking. I asked who it was, and they said it was Anna Kreisling. I was struck by how relaxed she looked and her smile. From what I understand when Ziller was killed flying the Horten Jet flying wing on Feb. 18th 1945, Hannah Reistch recommended Anna Kreisling to resume the testing. This was not done immediately because the Horten Brothers for the next two months went back and improved the Horten's design and built two more. Anna's first flight in the Horten was on April 24th 1945 in which she spent 45 Minutes having a blast flying it! Her 2nd flight was May 7th 1945 when upon landing she was captured by Pattons Army!
|Anthony Wurthmann, anthony.wurthmann4=gmail.com, 27.11.2012|
I am in the logistics gathering for building a full size
"Horten HO 229". I figure it to be a 5 year project.
|James, jamesgtfrench=hotmail.co.uk, 18.07.2012|
I am currently building a 1/72 scale kit by PM Model and am in awe of the German's technology not only for this aircraft but for their other jet designs. Considering their shortage of raw materials and fuel shortages their aviation industry still gave it 100%. Credit to them. The war had to end asap and if it had continued till August then a mushroom cloud would have hung somewhere over Germany. The Nazis were evil
and had to be crushed.
Once more guys. Just because it looks similar doesny make it the same.Horten designs were aerodynamically stable. Blended concepts are computer stabilised. #worlds apart not just 60 years.
|Gary R., C.rebel=mac.com, 20.02.2012|
Where Can I get true too scale plans of the ho-229
|Dr. P. Hostettler, hostpiba=gmail.com, 19.02.2012|
NASA's X-48B "Blended Wing Body" plane appears to be based on the Horten principle. I enjoyed reading the comments from illustrious people from around the world on this amazing technological development of the 1940s.
|Dr. Simon Lee London, 08.01.2012|
Our research here in London verifies that the Nazi's in 1945 had three flying Horten V-9's that were being tested. Test pilot Ziller was killed in one, and within 5 days Test Pilot Anna Kreisling was assigned to take over evaluation. This Horten was seized by the U.S. Army along with another Horten jet taken inside a hangar 50 miles away. During Operation Paperclip two Horten Jets were brought back to the U.S.A. In 1946 Anna Kreisling was flown out of Germany by the OSS who finally found her pouring coffee for the U.S. Army. Most of us here in England believe she was trying to hide from the Soviets and doing a smashing job of it!
|Tricky Loopsy, 19.12.2011|
Adolf Hitler, Horten Ho 229 VS George Bush, B-2 Stealth Spirit
|NefariousDrO, nefariousdro=yahoo.com, 21.05.2011|
I have a question for people who know more about this than I do: was the intended factory using forced-labor? There was an article I saw where a crew that was restoring one of the rocket-powered planes built in such a factory found over 100 acts of sabotage during its construction. In fact, it was highly likely the drag-chute for landings wouldn't have deployed! Would that kind of thing have occurred with this aircraft as well?
|ANNA KREISLING KG-200, 09.03.2011|
I am taking a break from Ice fishing which is fun because you never know what you are going to catch! Fishing in Antarctica is amazing and I encourage all to try it. I would like to thank everyone for your positive support, I love flying and making sure that Communists do not control our planet. I would like to make clear that the Horten was never used in combat in World War II. I flew it only twice and on my last flight was captured by the U.S. Army. If you want to talk about Luftwaffe combat jets, the ME-262 is your bird, designed to operate under real wartime conditions. Just look how the Jumo Jet engines could be changed in one night, ready for combat the next morning. If the war had lasted another year, then the Horten would have seen combat, but all of us can be thankful that the war ended when it did. In closing I would like to encourage President Obama to station one American Aircraft Carrier off the coast of Libya and bomb the hell out of Col. Kadaffy and put an end to this fighting. The longer this war lasts the greater the danger is to the entire world.
|deaftom, j_avanti=hotmail.com, 27.02.2011|
I used to have a PC flight simulator called "Secret Weapons of the Third Reich" that included this plane among several others. When I "flew" the Ho 229, I could easily wipe the skies free of any gang of P-51s that attempted to attack me! What a great aircraft it could have been. Alas, only the center section remains, now in the National Air and Space Museum near Washington, DC.
|Paul Horton, shackstrain=yahoo.ca, 21.12.2010|
The US forces over ran the factory in april 14th 1945 & a near completed GO229V3 was shipped back to the States for review.I believe that very plane sits in the air museum at Chimo California as a static hang ! They also have a komet as well !
|ivan, ivanimmortal=live.com, 16.12.2010|
the germans are the 1. who have jet engines so u americans can suck thair dick !
|Shack, shackstrain=yahoo.ca, 27.11.2010|
If this was released in numbers then the world would have been differant indeed as the worlds population would have fed those ovens till the Master Race were the only ones left.
The jewish population were the lab rats to perfect the killing technology & i'd imangine even their axis allies would have been spared for last.So with that in mind there is mankinds idea of the perfect world!
Combine Von Braum's projects with these Horten flying wings & bye bye world civilizations.
|phuzz, default.fuzz=gmail.com, 08.10.2010|
Apparently, it was designed to be stealthy, the skin was made up of two layers of plywood, with carbon in between to adsorb radar waves.
|PHIL Henderson, 04.10.2010|
I was at a yard-sale in Oakhurst California looking around and this Lady let me look at a photo album that her husband kept in World War II. Over 20 of the black and white pictures taken in 1945 show a very attractive blonde dressed in either Army fatigues or a mechanics outfit posing with dozens of Sherman tank crewmem. In some pictures she is pouring coffee and in others just smiling and posing with the soldiers. I asked her if her husband ever mentioned who she was?? Her reply was it was some German Fraulein named Anna. She said that she was having all the American soldiers donate their candy bars for the children in the nearby villages and towns. She was always busy trying to bring food and clothing to the German families. One of the pictures shows Patton smiling shaking her hand! Could this be Anna Kreisling??
Whoever it was left quite an impression on the American troops!
|JOE SCOPA, joescopa=hotmail.com, 20.09.2010|
Where can you get a set of Ho229 plans ---It would be great to build a full scale and if it would fly
|Mark, esprit-turbo=hotmail.com, 20.09.2010|
I had only finished watching a doco on the ME 262 and then im blown away by this work of art HO 229. I sit and shudder thinking we were all less than 18months from speaking german if this thing had been let loose in numbers, Hitler was just to in to much of a hurry with Moscow.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?