Hitler's Stealth Fighter - Photos

National Geographic
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In the final months of World War II a jet powered flying wing made its first test flight from a remote airfield deep inside Nazi Germany. Generations ahead of its time, the Horten 229 had been designed to be a lethal fighter-bomber and more importantly, virtually undetectable to Allied radar. Had Reimar and Walter Horten designed the world’s first stealth fighter? Hitler's Stealth Fighter goes behind the scenes with an elite group of aerospace engineers and stealth experts from Northrop Grumman as they build a full-scale model of the sinister bat wing fighter. Once complete, go where cameras have never been allowed as the stealth's Northrop team test the Nazi fighter’s capability at their remote Tejon Radar Range. After decades of debate and speculation the mystery of the Horten 229’s stealth capability is finally put to rest.


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