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Horten Ho229 "Spirit of Thuringia"

The Horten Ho 229, one of the Luftwaffe's legendary secret projects or so-called 'wonder weapons', was one of the most enigmatic aircraft designs to emerge from World War II. In some ways a precursor to the 'stealth' concept, it was clearly ahead of its time when compared to its contemporaries. The Ho 229 was planned as the first of the next generation of German jet fighters to follow on from the Messerschmitt Me262, with the intention to create a high-speed cannon-equipped fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Development involved design bureaus such as Goering, Galland, and Lippish, and flight testing began in December 1944. This book covers the Ho 229's development and operational record in detail and includes specially commissioned photographs of a surviving prototype, J3. The authors are both acknowledged experts on Horton aircraft.
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"Late-war Luftwaffe enthusiasts will really love this terrific tome."--David L. Veres"Cybermodeler Online" (11/20/2015) "Top notch and very useful for historians and modelers."--Greg Wise"IPMS/USA" (12/21/2015) "Especially good."--Sabu Advani"" (01/13/2016)

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