Samstag, 5. März 2011

The german "Go 229" also named Horton HO IX 229




length:   7,47 m
wing spread:   16.76 m
height:   2.81 m
crew:   1
engine:   2 Jumo 004 B-2 engine with 900kp
max. speed:   ~1000 Km/h
operating distance:   ~1900 km


 
The Go 229 jet aircraft was the first operational flying wing airplane equipped with jet engines. In the history of aviation, it deserves a special place, along with the Me 262 and the Me 163. But the Go 229 is certainly the one that looked the more out-of-this-world.
The German started researching the flying wing aircraft concept in the Twenties. This idea had been explored by Alexander Lippisch, and was further developped by the Horten brothers.
At the end of the Thirties, a few prototypes of the aircraft had been built, with "pusher" propeller engines. The first flights were made in 1937. The beginning of the war served as a catalyst, accelerating the design.
In December, 1944, the German were still working on this strange aicraft, aiming at manufacturing a fighter-bomber equipped with Jumo jet engines. The end of the war in Europe prevented the Nazi from using the airplane against Allied targets.

 
Had it been used to attack the United Kingdom (which at the time was getting early warnings of invading aircraft thanks to the recently invented radar), the Go 229 jet aircraft would have been totally invisible to the radar waves. The German engineers knew it and so they can be considered as the inventors of the stealth aircraft concept, which would later on be developped by the Americans.




Kommentare:

  1. cool dude, this military stuff is so intriguing.

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  2. Woah that's a pretty cool looking aircraft.

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  3. Love old fashioned war planes, make for a really interesting read

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  4. Very cool craft !
    I'd loved to be an aircraft pilot, but my eyesight wasn't agree...

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  5. we had the best aircrafts back in the days

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  6. You certainly know alot about this.

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  7. That looks awesome, I love seeing these old planes

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  8. Awesome planes. Very interesting to see these old creations. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. ah this is great! it's like reading science fiction but its real

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  10. I didn't even know that Nazis had their own stealth fighter. Nice.

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  11. really great info man, didn`t know they had this plane

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  12. The tech advances the germans made are allways over shadowed by the war, for obvious reasons.

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  13. This plane is really old fashioned. :)

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  14. look awesome. reminds me of the B22 bomber

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  15. yea! germans invent all the cool shit!
    nice post

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  16. Awesome looking stealthy plane.mfollowed

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  17. Wow this is really interesting! I remember flying these in Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WW2 expansion. I never knew they actually flew! Thanks!

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  18. I wish i had one of those in my back yard ;)

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  19. It's amazing how far jets have gone through history!

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  20. That was high-tech once - just incredile
    Baxxmans

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  21. :O I'm glad the americans saved my country from german oppression....
    I think its good the germans did not finish this plane....

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  22. nice history!!

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  23. interesting post dude! i love to read your blog. :)

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  24. nazi germany really had the best weapon developers of the time... too bad the US had to go and bomb the hell out of everything they had

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  25. so far ahead of its time.Superior nazi weapons. If it was not for defecting scientists we would sill have props on our planes!

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  26. nice post man that is some weird aircraft..nice blog to

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  27. Very interesting stuff, Nazis eh?

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  28. The germans had so many scientific inventions during WW2. Too bad they don't get as much government help as they use too

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  29. You know the Germans always make good stuff!

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  30. awesome looks like an alien ship.

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  31. Could this be mistaken for an UFO?

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  32. I love these aircraft, they're so sleek and cool.

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  33. you, my friend, are an encyclopedia of weapons

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  34. another great post, keep em coming.

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  35. I actually remember reading about this Nazi stealth bomber. It's pretty wild that they were able to develop it to completion but never actually used it.

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  36. Very useful material, I showed them to my History teacher and he was impressed too! Well done:)

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  37. stealth bomber style aircrafts look so cool.

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  38. Very interesting article. Followed!

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  39. That's a cool looking plane. Almost like something they'd make these days.

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  40. I love reading your posts, such interesting information. Will definitely keep reading your stuff!

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