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Before constructing their Horten 2-29 replica in late 2008, aerospace engineers from Northrop Grumman examined this craft. The only surviving example of Hitler's stealth fighter, this Ho 2-29 has rested, largely untouched, in a U.S government facility outside Washington, D.C., for more than 50 years.
Among other things, the team, using portable radar equipment, discovered that "they put some kind of carbon-type material in between the layers of plywood on the plane's leading edges," said Tom Dobrenz, a Northrop Grumman expert in stealth, or "low observable," technology, who led the Horten replica project.
"Personally, I cannot understand that being for anything other than doing something to [defeat] radar."
Originally posted by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest
*jumps around like a wallaby on opium*
they need to make a functional one. i want to see it fly and see how functional it is
[edit on 26-6-2009 by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest]
Originally posted by jibeho
Thanks for posting. This is an intriguing topic. This is an amazing design for its era and the German engineers were definitely on the cutting edge of advanced technology.
When people say the Allies crushed Germany, that seems not to be the case. It took a lot of Aliies to "crush" one loney country.