Stealth jet could have won WWII for the Nazis

Published on July 1st, 2009 | by Admin

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The Horten 229 is a stealth jet developed for the Nazis that could have changed the outcome of WWII if it had gone into mass production before the Germans surrendered in May 1945.

Northrop Grumman Corp. spent its own time and money using the original German blueprints to replicate the wood-and-steel-tube bomber, right down to its unique metallic glue and paint, at its facility in El Segundo, Calif.

Using radar of the same type and frequency used by British coastal defenses in World War II, the engineers found that an Ho 229, flying a few dozen feet above the English Channel, would indeed have been “invisible” to the Royal Air Force — an advantage that arrived too late for the Nazis to exploit.

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One Response to Stealth jet could have won WWII for the Nazis

  1. Rick Hamell says:

    I’d question this seriously: “flying a few dozen feet above the English Channel”.

    First, few planes fly that low, especially over water. Second, does radar see planes that low normally? How “invisible” to radar is the plane at 1000 feet or 10,000 feet?

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