The missing Horten 229 instruments

We have purchased original replacement instruments for those missing from the Horten 229.

The missing instruments

Photo of instruments some time after capture in Indiana


Picture showing all but the Altimeter and the left most instrument (for the block of wood that extends from the lower left of the panel) in place some time after capture

Instrument panel prior to 2017 restoration of the panel itself


This picture is from the Zoukei-Mura Inc. -  SWS (Super Wing Series) 1/32 scale Horten 229 model companion book that shows the openings for the 12 missing instruments

Picture of the replacement instruments


Picture of 11 of the 12 replacement instruments purchased by Terry Coakley to be put in the Horten 229 in the future

Picture of replacement altimeter


Christoph sourced this rare, replacement altimeter for the Horten 299 in Germany which is now held by Terry Coakley to be put in the Horten 229 in the future.


2017 panel conservation in the lab above the restoration hanger


While the restored instrument panel was put back in the aircraft before it went on public display, none of the 12 missing instruemnts were put in, only those that were in the panel when the 2017 work began 


replica Horten 229 v3 panel to display missing instruments

Custom made by for Terry Coakley by Arsenal-45

Although Gregor had previously advertised a Horten 229 panel on his website, I worked with him to create the most accurate replica possible to display the missing instruments I am holding while I await Smithsonian Air & Space accepting them to put in the actual instrument panel of the Horten 229 V3 where there are openings for these instruments.

I look forward to its arrival here is the US so I can insert the missing instruments and post pictures of it side by side with the actual instrument panel (prior to restoration) so people can imagine what it would be like to have all the instruments in the panel for the first time since 1945, including the altimeter, which was not in there in 1945 when the panel was photographed in Indiana at Freeman Field. 

Need your own?

Gregor can make you one too!

Plans for the Horten 229 V3 instrument panel

The replacement instruments have been carefuly chosen to match those called for on the plans


Please see the link below to Christoph's website site which contains a larger image and further information.  Click on fighters and then Horten 229.




Link to the instruments parts list for the Horten 299 V3 from Christoph's site

The replacements for the 12 missing instruments are listed on the parts list linked below: