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The Horten Ho 229 was a German prototype fighter/bomber designed by the Horten Brothers before and during World War 2. It was described as the first stealth bomber, capable of evading enemy radar of its time. It has unique designs which include being made of wood, and having a flying wing design.

Design and DevelopmentEdit

The Horten Ho was one of many proposals in the advancing of German technology. Fighters like the Merschersmitt and the Junkers were pioneers in the use of jet engines to advance German aerial weaponry. The aircraft was designed by the Horten Brothers to come up with an aircraft capable of evading radar. The idea was to have the aircraft be made of wood and be designed like a flying wing to greatly lessen the probability of detection by Allied radar.