Above is a preview of a new book Dr. David Myhra is writing

World famous aircraft author David Myhra is writing a book about the Horten 229 V3: 1945 to present

I have read a draft of chapter 1 where David goes into great detail about the effects of the bombing on the actaul Gotha factory and the role of the SS  in choosing the Horten 229 as one of only four flying wonder weapons to be built toward the end of the war.


I am attempting to help Daivid fill in the details about the Horten 229 V3 from its capture until it went on display last September at the Udvar-Hazy.

Read David's 4 volume Conversations with Reimar Horten

These volumes are only available on line.  Passages specific to the Horten 299 are highlighted.  Start with Volume 3 where the passages re the Horten 229 begin on page 213.

Find out more - volume 3

Imagine the Horten 229 with 30mm MK 103 cannons and bombs

The above image was used with permission from David Myhra

The Horten 229 V3 was an experimental aircraft and had no armaments but through the use of computer generated imagry, we can imagine what the aircraft might have looked look if a production model had been completed.  Image created for David Myhra by world class digital artist Mario Merino.  Mario has pointed out to me just wanted that the aircraft pictured is the Horten 229 V6, which would have had revised air intakes set lower than the V3 because the engines were set lower.

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Imagine the Horten 229 with 30mm MK 103 long barrel cannons

The above image was used with permission from David Myhra

This is what a production aircraft flying ground suppot might have looked like.  Here it is pictured attacking Russian T-34 tanks in the flat lands of the Ukraine.  The Horten 229 V3 was an experimental aircraft and had no armaments but through the use of computer generated imagry, we can imagine what the aircraft might have looked look if a production model had been completed.  Image created for David Myhra by world class digital artist Mario Merino.




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100% of your donation will be used to conserve and attach the wings to the only Horten 229 in the world!

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Another image: Horten 229 with 30mm MK 103 cannons and bombs

The above image was used with permission from David Myhra

The Horten 229 V3 was an experimental aircraft and had no armaments but through the use of computer generated imagry, we can imagine what the aircraft might have looked look if a production model had been completed.  Image created for David Myhra by world class digital artist Mario Merino.



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Another image-Production Horten 229 with 30mm MK 103 cannons

The above image was used with permission from David Myhra

The Horten 229 V3 was an experimental aircraft and had no armaments but through the use of computer generated imagry, we can imagine what the aircraft might have looked look if a production model had been completed.  Image created for David Myhra by world class digital artist Mario Merino.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

DONATE NOW