This website was established in 2017 - raising money to attach the wings
I was actually searching the web, looking for the Horten 229. I am a massive aircraft nerd, I've loved military and civilian aircraft ever since I was a small child. My dad got me interested in aircraft, as we used to attend 4 air shows every year. My Dad used to fly Microlights too, which also got me interested to learn to fly. I was in the British Air cadets when I was teenager and not many cadets had heard of the Horten 229. So it's nice to know that it's being reassembled.
Due to family history (mother was a member of the Hitler Jugend and actually took out Russian tanks in 1945 with panzerfausts) I grew up with a fascination for the massive technical advances Germany made and the technological lead they held across the board. We can consider ourselves fortunate the military decisions being made at the time ensured that Germany could not win WWII. I have seen the DO335 and the HE219 at Udvar-Hazey and was overjoyed to hear that the HO229 was in process of restoration. I saw her in the 80’s at Silver Hill Maryland, very sad shape at the time, but am gratified we could see her fully assembled in the near future. How cool to see those birds for real as opposed to just in books!
As a model builder for over 40 years, my interest with the Horten 229 began with the purchase of the Pioneer 2 kit of the plane in 1/72 scale in the late ‘80’s. I have been fascinated with the flying wing since and have purchased I believe every kit released since then. The Horten brothers and Jack Northrop were clearly ahead of their time. I have seen several photos of the Ho-229 in storage and have always wanted to see it brought back to life so to speak. Helping to make this a reality is pretty cool!
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