Spirit of Thuringia : the Horten All-wing Jet Fighter

Author: Andrei Shepelev,Huib Ottens

Publisher: Cartech Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 128

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This book represents the most thorough technical study of the Ho 229 ever produced and will appeal to historians and modellers alike.
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Author: David Myhra

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764304415

Category: History

Page: 320

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The Horten Brothers and Their All-Wing Aircraft is the heretofore untold true story of Reimar, Wolfram, and Walter Hortens remarkable aeronautical achievements with the all-wing planform between 1933 and 1945 as told to aviation biographer David Myhra. Talking daily with Reimar Horten at his ranch at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Argentina for two months, and also with Walter in Baden Baden, Germany, the two brothers described in detail their struggles in Nazi controlled Germany to perfect the all-wing planform. Astounding as their real-life story is of itself, the Horten brothers gave David Myhra hundreds of photographs to illustrate this new volume. In this remarkable book David Myhra tells the true story of the Horten brothers and their all-wing aircraft through the use of over 735 photos and three-view line drawings of their entire all-wing line. Most of these photos and drawings have not been available to the public until now. Even more astonishing, the Hortens, ridiculed in the mid-1930s for wasting their genius on silly all-wing aircraft, would be the only ones called on by Hermann Gring in December 1944 to build an all-wing Amerika atomic bomber and save Deutschland from certain and final destruction by the Allies through a negotiated peace settlement. The Horten Ho 18 Amerika Bomber was not meant to be. But it might have been if the war had not ended in May 1945 but, say, May 1946. This, then, is the fascinating true story of those naive boy-designers from Bonn, the Horten brothers and their silly all-wing airplanes.
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Reimar Horten's Epic Quest to Stabilize and Control the All-wing Aircraft

Author: Russell Lee

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press

ISBN: 9781935623038

Category: History

Page: 297

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Reimar Horton obsessively engineered 'all-wing' airplanes, continually seeking to improve their performance and increase their efficiency. He broke new ground in cockpit design and construction materials, and his most important innovation was the unique pattern he developed to distribute the lift over his wings.
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Author: Hans-Peter Dabrowski

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 64

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A new photo chronicle of the Horten Flying Wing featuring new photographic material and information.
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Author: Antony L. Kay

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 320

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Developmental history of German jet engine including original design plans, photographs of prototypes, technical diagrams and graphs. It begins with the theoretical work of early designers but concentrates on turbojet, turboprop, ducted fan and hybrid types of engines and their applications in aircraft. Also included are pure gas turbine design used in tanks, military land vehicles and naval vessels.
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Technical History

Author: David Myhra

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764316678

Category: Airplanes, Tailless

Page: 280

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Horten brothers biographer David Myhra continues his efforts for a full accounting of the events surrounding the design, construction, and flight testing of the twin turbojet powered all-wing prototype Horten Ho 9 fighter/interceptor and its serial production prototype the Horten Ho 229V3.
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German Composite Aircraft and Operations, 1942-1945

Author: Robert Forsyth

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9781903223093

Category: History

Page: 288

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This is the first detailed book in the English language that studies the origins, design, development and operations of German composite aircraft during the Second World War. Known as 'Mistel', the concept was originally intended for use in times of peace as a means of extending the range of passenger and mail-carrying aircraft. But by 1942, as Nazi Germany struggled to fight an ever-demanding war, so a small team of pilots and technicians began to adapt the idea for military purposes. Following a series of radical and dramatic glider-based experiments, a new, formidable weapon emerged to stock the Luftwaffe's arsenal - one that became known as the 'Grossbombe' - 'Super Bomb'. Drawing on several years of research and enhanced by superb color artwork and unrivalled technical drawings, this book represents an important study of the Luftwaffe's 'super bomb' which was used in a desperate attempt to hold off the Soviet advance towards Berlin in the closing months of the Second World War. Using hundreds of wartime documents and reports and many new and previously unpublished accounts from the pilots of this extraordinary aircraft, the author tells the story from both sides. This book will serve as the standard reference for years to come.
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Author: Eddie J. Creek,J. Smith

Publisher: Classic

ISBN: 9781906537500

Category: Pfeil (Fighter plane)

Page: 288

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Often described as brutal yet innovative in design, the massive 'push-pull' Dornier Do 335 all-weather heavy fighter was symbolic of late war German aircraft design--an extraordinary aircraft which could have been deadly in combat but ultimately arrived too late to prove itself. Maybe because of its unrealized potential, the '335' has held a special fascination for aviation enthusiasts, historians and modelers ever since its existence became public knowledge. The authors have now fully revised, updated and significantly expanded their work (by approximately 80 pages) incorporating, in particular, over 150 additional rare photographs, diagrams and new material about the development, construction and flying of the '335' and the little-known projects and concepts it spawned. Backed up by superb color profile artwork and detailed line drawings, this book represents the finest research on this enigmatic aircraft.
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Author: Art Schoeni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780942612219

Category: History

Page: 34

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The "Flying Pancake," "Flying Flapjack," "Flying Saucer," and "Zimmer's Skimmer" were all names used to describe Charles H. Zimmerman's unorthodox V-173 and XF5U-1 aircraft. Two other descriptions: the world's fastest and slowest-flying airplane and the world's first vertical takeoff and landing airplane, might have been used to describe the XF5U1 that was built but never flown. Zimmerman's brainchild was designed to do just that, but was never given the chance.
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Retrospective

Author: David Myhra

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764316661

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Horten brothers biographer David Myhra continues his efforts for a full accounting of the events surrounding the design, construction, and flight testing of the twin turbojet powered all-wing prototype Horten Ho 9 fighter/interceptor and its serial production prototype the Horten Ho 229V3.
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The History and Development of the HO229

Author: Hans Peter Dabrowski,David Johnston

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780887403576

Category: Airplanes, Tailless

Page: 52

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Pre-cursor to modern Stealth technology, a jet powered version flew in February 1945.
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From Dive-Bomber to Tank-Buster 1935-1945

Author: Eddie J. Creek

Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

ISBN: 9781906537289

Category: History

Page: 336

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A detailed reference on the Ju 87 Stuka. Heavily illustrated, it provides wide-ranging access to information on one of the most well known aircraft of World War 2 and is the most complete history currently on the market.
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Nazi Technology and the Allied Arms Race

Author: Lance Cole

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473823447

Category: History

Page: 224

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There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German scientists? And, of even greater interest, why and how???There have been other books about advanced German wartime aeronautics, yet few authors have fully examined the detail of the designs and their relevance to the fighter and bomber legends of the 1950s and '60s, let alone the current crop of military and civil all-wing or blended-wing aircraft. This book charts the story from it origins, through current-day innovations and beyond, into the all-wing future of tomorrow.
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fighters 1939-1945

Author: Walter Schick,Ingolf Meyer

Publisher: Midland

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 176

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Designs from Germany's aerodynamics engineers detail proposed military aircraft, including wing span and area, aspect ratio, length, height, weight, speed, and armament
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Exploring Experimental, Rocket Plane, and Spycraft Incidents, Accidents and Crash Sites

Author: Tony Moore

Publisher: Specialty Press

ISBN: 1580072224

Category: History

Page: 160

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Known as "The X-Hunters," authors Peter W. Merlin and Tony Moore have located more than 100 crash sites of exotic aircraft from Edwards air Force Base and Area 51. Together, they have recovered parts of supersonic rocket planes, stealthy spy craft, and vehicles that have reached the edge of space. Each story in the book profiles an unusual aircraft and the brave men who flew it. The authors examine the contributing causes of each crash and use then-and-now photographs to illustrate their findings. The stories end with The X-Hunters' search for the crash site and what they discovered. Each adventure combines C.S.I.-type skills with X-Files persistence, with a dash of Indiana Jones for adventure. Aircraft profiled include the YB-49 and a pair of N9M flying wings, X-1A, X-1D, VB-51, XB-70, SR-71, YF-12, U-2 prototype, and many more. The photos in this edition are black and white.
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1944-45

Author: J. Richard Smith,Eddie J. Creek

Publisher: Crecy Pub

ISBN: 9781906537319

Category: History

Page: 336

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Over 650 photographs including those showing factory and construction, close ups of weapons and equipment, operational units as well as numerous facsimiles of Focke-Wulf handbook drawings.
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the Luftwaffe's Me-163 COMET

Author: Wolfgang Späte

Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 270

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From Drawing Board to Destruction - The Volksjäger

Author: Robert Forsyth,Eddie J. Creek

Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

ISBN: 9781906537005

Category: History

Page: 208

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From the summer of 1944, the adversity facing the leadership of the Third Reich was formidable. Ironically, the very existence of such adversity prompted many inventive designs for the air defense of the Reich on a determined and even manic scale. The pinnacle of these accomplishments was the so-called Volksjger (the 'People's Fighter') project which was, and still is, regarded as a miracle of production. Created in desperation by the Nazi leadership in mid-1944, and powered by a BMW turbojet, the He 162 was known to its pilots as the 'Spatz' (the 'Sparrow'). It represented an unprecedented aeronautical and engineering achievement, with the aircraft going from drawing board to prototype flight in just three months, often at considerable human cost. This is the first major history of the Heinkel He 162 Spatz published in the English language.
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Author: J. Richard Smith,Eddie J. Creek,Kenneth A. Merrick

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

ISBN: 9781903223109

Category: History

Page: 224

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Due to demand, this is a revised reprint of the first volume of J. Richard Smith's and Eddie J. Creek's exhaustive study of the Messerschmitt Me 262, the world's first operational military jet aircraft. This edition contains updated technical drawings, revised and corrected text and photographic amendments. These internationally acclaimed authors have drawn on more than thirty years of detailed research. Here, for the first time, is the full story of the concept, design, troubled development and contested operational deployment of possibly one of the most enigmatic war machines ever built, from its evolution to its eventual appearance with the Luftwaffe's first operational jet trials units. The story is complemented by a portrait of the early life of Willy Messerschmitt as well as a detailed study of the pioneering German work in the field of turbojet engine design and development, together with more than fifty high-precision technical scale drawings of the prototype aircraft by Arthur Bentley. An essential requirement for both students of early jet aircraft development and all those with an interest in the history of military aviation.
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Author: Marek Murawski

Publisher: Monographs Special Edition 3D

ISBN: 9788365437150

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1966

Aircraft described as flying wing have sparked the interest of designers since the early, pioneer years of aviation. This definition is used to describe aircraft with specific design solutions, allowing for resignation from conventional vertical and horizontal empennage and primarily from a conventional fuselage. Virtually the whole airframe comprises only the wing, housing both the cockpit and powerplant. A sub-group of flying wings is tailless aircraft, differing from the traditional designs only in lack of horizontal empennage.
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