P0501 Precision Model Art Horten Gotha GO 229 1945

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P0501
Precision Model Art 1/72nd scale diecast
Horten Gotha
GO 229
1945

RRP  £70.00

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Model Description

Precision Model Art 1/72nd scale diecast P0501 Horten Gotha GO 229 1945. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229 (or Gotha Go 229 for extensive re-design work done by Gotha to prepare the aircraft for mass production) was a German prototype fighter/bomber initially designed by Reimar and Walter Horten to be built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik late in World War II. It was the first flying wing to be powered by jet engines.

The design was a response to Hermann Göring’s call for light bomber designs capable of meeting the “3×1000” requirement; namely to carry 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) of bombs a distance of 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) with a speed of 1,000 kilometres per hour (620 mph). Only jets could provide the speed, but these were extremely fuel-hungry, so considerable effort had to be made to meet the range requirement. Based on a flying wing, the Ho 229 lacked all extraneous control surfaces to lower drag. It was the only design to come even close to the requirements, and received Göring’s approval. Its ceiling was 15,000 metres (49,000 ft).

RRP  £70.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: P0501

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