Aircraft Photo of T2-490 | Horten H-9V-3 (Ho-229 V.3) | Germany - Air Force | AirHistory.net #60246
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:T2-490
Aircraft Original Type:Horten H-9 (Ho-229)
Aircraft Generic Type:Horten H-9 (Ho-229)
Aircraft Version:Horten H-9V-3 (Ho-229 V.3)
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:9 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 60246
Photo Comment

The Horten Ho-229 (often called Gotha Go-229 due to the identity of the chosen manufacturer) was a German prototype fighter/bomber design approved by Göring late in WWII and is recognised as the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines. This is the only surviving Ho 229 airframe, the V3, and is now awaiting restoration at the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Note the that T2-490 code was attributed by the Office of Air Force Intelligence after arrival in the US.

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