Horten Rocket-Wing Luft '46 Fighter Concept (1945)
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 Kit
Produced in 1:72 for Fantastic Plastic Models by Anigrand Craftswork, this unusual rocket-powered flying wing model was based on original documentation provided by Michael Schratt, who also provided background material for our USAF 40-Foot Flying Disc. The kit featured landing gear, pilot figure, and a vacuform canopy.
This model was built from an original issue.