Stealth jet could have won WWII for the Nazis
Published on July 1st, 2009 | by Admin1
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.