Horten Rocket Wing (1945)
Rocket-Powered Flying Wing Interceptor Concept
Production Run: 2006-2012
About the Design
Germany's Horten Brothers are credited with being some of aviation's earliest champions of the "flying wing" concept. In addition to designing both propeller- and jet-powered flying wings, the Brothers Horten developed plans for an advanced fighter powered by twin rocket motors. Discovered by the Allies in the waning days of WWII, these plans never got beyond the initial design stages, yet even in their crude, undeveloped state suggested a plane that -- if built -- would have been one of the most elegant and beautiful ever to take to the skies.
About the Model