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What aircraft is the best?
JU 87 Stuka dive bomber 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
Messerschmitt ME 109 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Spitfire 17%  17%  [ 14 ]
Hawker Hurricane 18%  18%  [ 15 ]
P-51 Mustang 23%  23%  [ 19 ]
Other 24%  24%  [ 20 ]
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What the F**K! Thats clearly made of wood? Does that thing exist?


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it does indeed exist, a incredible advanced plane, the yanks went to look at it when they were developing there 2nd stealth bomber

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Im intregeued, any more photos of that beast?

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What the F**K! Thats clearly made of wood? Does that thing exist?


LOL .. yip it existed for sure and solid metal!!! they were flown as gliders and research aircraft and the Horton brothers were first to prove the principal of the flying wing. We all know who picked up the pieces after WWII :wink:

At the end of the war they were contracted to build a 6 engine version of the flying wing ..... destination New York with an atomic payload!

I got the pic from a website which gives a very brief overview of the design, for a REALLY good read on the German flying wings of WWII ... get yourself a copy of THE HORTON BROTHERS AND THEIR ALL WING AIRCRAFT, by David Myhra ... 320 pages and full of fantastic pictures of these planes from WWII.

http://www.century-of-flight.freeola.co ... 0wings.htm

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have a look at http://www.supercars.net/garages/Panzer/55v2.html

or do a search for the Horton HO IX

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OHHH i see, on that first pic you sent i thought it was nose on. I have seen that plane before, just got confused.

Whos the fool? bez is.

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At the end of the war they were contracted to build a 6 engine version of the flying wing ..... destination New York with an atomic payload!


to have happened on the Furhers birthday if i remember correctly[/quote]

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New york being hit by an atom bomb. That would have shoved it back up the Yanks.

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Actually the flying wing concept predates WW2 by some way. Northrop produced a flying desing in 1929.

http://www.strange-mecha.com/aircraft/FW/fw-ex.htm

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Another good book on German experimental aircraft is "Last Talons of the Luftwaffe", really fascinating read that is :D

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In addition to this poll, which do you all think brought down the most Enemy planes in the war?

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I don't know what brought down the most, but the Hurricane shot down the most aircraft in the Battle of Britain and the ME262 shot down 735 aircraft in its short life, just as well it never turn up any earlier in the war. :shock:

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Actually the flying wing concept predates WW2 by some way. Northrop produced a flying desing in 1929.


German engineer Alexander Martin Lippisch was flying swept -wing and tailess designs in Germany since 1920!! The first manned flight of a tailless glider was made in 1929 when Günther Groenhoff flew the all-wing glider, named "Storch" (Stork).

Below.. Biplane Tailless Glider, (possibly Lippisch) c.1920 and Monoplane Tailless Glider by Lippisch und Espenlaub (E2), c.1923.

The Gotha Go-229 Horton IX, as previosuly mentioned, was the first turbojet powered aircraft of a pure flying wing design.

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If you want to include that sort of one man glider why not go the whole hog and include the 19th century pioneers like Otto Lillienthal?

They all used the 'Flying Wing'.

The thing is, development in flight during the late 19th/early 20th Centuries didn't happen in a vacuum all these people freely exchanged knowledge across borders.

Now turning the Horten brothers' work while it's interesting it's a complete waste of resources. Thankfully for us I suppose.

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If you want to include that sort of one man glider why not go the whole hog and include the 19th century pioneers like Otto Lillienthal?

They all used the 'Flying Wing'.


No because as far as I am aware Lilienthal's designs were not tailess, fifteen of Lilienthal's gliders were monoplanes and three were biplanes - but none were tailess.

I mentioned the Gotha Go-229 Horton IX because

a) it was a WWII era design and
b) it was the first turbojet powered aircraft of a pure flying wing design.

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i chose the p51 mustang, couldnt fault them realy superb, of course they would of been nothing if the british didnt put the RR in them, realy stunning to watch them fly

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FW190 was the best.

Have a look at this site, you may find it of interest.

http://www.luft46.com/

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