WOW133 – The Horten Ho 229
Out of Stock
WOW 133 The Horten Ho 229 was a German prototype fighter designed by the Reimar and Walter Horten during the closing stages of WW2. It was the first flying wing jet fighter and its design has been emulated in a variety of post war fighters notably in the USA. The design was a response to Herman Goring’s request for a bomber capable of meeting the 3 x 1000 requirement; namely to be able to travel 1000 Kilometres, carrying 1000 Kilos of bombs at 1000 KMH. A glider prototype was built and flown, 2 more prototypes were built with one of them undertaking several test flights before crashing and killing the test pilot. The 3rd prototype was not fully completed and captured by US forces at the end of the war, it now rests in the Smithsonian Museum under waiting restoration. Our version is in a striking mottled 2 tone mottled version suitable for Desert operations, is limited to 7 pieces worldwide and is priced at $599 which includes free postage worldwide and FJ029 military policeman as per the photos.