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Horten Ho 229

Prototype




Horten Ho 229 Prototype fighter bomber

Service Data

In Service: 1 March 1944 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1 March 1944
Manufacturer: Gothaer
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype fighter bomber

Crew: man
Length: 7.47 m
Wingspan: 16.78 m
Wing area: 51.5 m²
Height: 2.81 m
Empty: 4,600 kg
Loaded: 9,000 kg
Engine: 2 × Junkers Jumo 004B turbojet producing up to 900 kg of thrust each
Maximum speed: 1,100 km/h
Range: 1,500 km
Service ceiling: 15,000 m
Armament:
2 × 30 mm MK 108 cannons
1 × 55 mm R4/M air-to-air missile
Bomb load up to 2 × 500 kg
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Operators: Luftwaffe
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Other: Prototypes
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History

The Horten Ho 229 (was often mistakenly called Gotha Go 229 due to the identity of the manufacturer of the aircraft) was a single seat Twin jet flying wing tailless fighter aircraft only three built

Gallery

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Horten Ho 229 Prototype fighter bomber picture 3
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Horten Ho 229 Prototype fighter bomber picture 7

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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