Hitler's Stealth Plane Re-Created

The Nazi Horten 2-29 fighter plane looked like something from a Star Wars prequel: an all-wing jet capable of speeds up to 600 mph, made mostly of wood.

Designer Walter Horten had lost hundreds of Luftwaffe colleagues during the Battle of Britain in 1940, and he was keen to avenge their deaths by developing a plane that would be pretty much invisible to Britain's radar system.

He and his brother built and flew the prototype Ho 2-29 just before Christmas 1944, but the war ended before the plane could enter mass production.

The only remaining Horten 2-29 is kept hidden from public view at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility outside Washington, DC.

Did the plane truly have stealth capability against WWII radar? A team from Northrup Grumman built and tested a full-scale replica to find out.

Photo by Linda Reynolds/Flying Wing Films

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Neil:- "Cloaked in a veil"? This from someone who, as far as I can tell, can't come out with it and say he doesn't think the holocaust happened.
Say what you think, man, then we'll know whether to take you seriously.
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What baffles me is that jaw-dropping revelations like these so seldom (almost never) prompt anybody to dig deeper, to seek *qualified* explanation of the true perspective of that defeated nation. To see through the murky curtain of lies that obscures the true nature of that conflict, and of the tribe emerged from it as foreign rulers and deliberate destroyers of western civilization.

The stigma of one particular (and particularly problematic) legend emotionally stifles most private thought and certainly all objective public discussion of this body of issues. It is the lie upon which the modern power distribution pivots, and it is cloaked in a veil of straw-men, destroyed careers, unqualified representatives, and lengthy European prison sentences.

Think!
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Hitler had such advanced technology for that age, probably one of the reasons why everyone were so keen to take over his empire.. ;)
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