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    First flying wing - Jim, take a look!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrooqnZ7APg

    And, the real one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8Kno...eature=related

    About 3 minutes in, you'll see the surviving HO 229 ... complete with twin jet engines...

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    Re: First flying wing - Jim, take a look!

    The second clip had me thinking about "Raiders Of The Lost Ark".


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    Re: First flying wing - Jim, take a look!

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran
    The second clip had me thinking about "Raiders Of The Lost Ark".

    The Horten "flying wings" were developed in multiple form by the Nazis; the Ho 229 (fighter) actually did fly. On the boards was a long-range bomber to be powered by six jet engines, capable of reaching New York and returning to Germany. Very wild (and advanced for the era) stuff!

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    Re: First flying wing - Jim, take a look!

    ...or, ten years or more earlier:

    http://history.whl.co.uk/pterodactyl_1a1b.html

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    Re: First flying wing - Jim, take a look!

    Seeing the Horton prototype at the Smithsonian in the video made me think that it was built by aliens.

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