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Horten Ho XVIII and other long-range bomber projects

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Hi everybody

Here the Horten XVIII
http://www.luft46models.com/manufacturers/ho/ho18.shtml

Here the Horten XVIIIB-2 - EF-140
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4973.0.html
Was this the definitively version of the Horten "Fernbomber" ?

Here another Horten XVIIIB with fixed landing gear.
http://www.luft46.com/horten/ho18b.html

Many greetings
 

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All the Horten bomber projects always struck me as underpowered, and exaggerated performance figures. I don't see how it is possible for an aircraft powered by 4 HES-011 engines could have intercontinental range.
 
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Yildirim said:
All the Horten bomber projects always struck me as underpowered, and exaggerated performance figures. I don't see how it is possible for an aircraft powered by 4 HES-011 engines could have intercontinental range.

The engines were built by the Nibelung. ;)
 

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There is also another design of the Ho XVIII called Ho XVIII B-2 with Ho XVIIIA airframe and 6 jumo 004 or BMW 003 engines slung underneath
 

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Well I'm adding the Horten Ho XVIIIB here. A redesign of "Amerika Bomber" : a flying wing with fixed undercarriage :eek: from

http://www.luft46.com/horten/ho18b.html

I found online an interesting drawing with the indication of Projekt 18b. Whats is your opinion? It's a original one? It've a lot more detail against the one in the luft46 site.
I'm attaching the original 3d view from luft46 and a couple of renders.
 

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Yildirim said:
All the Horten bomber projects always struck me as underpowered, and exaggerated performance figures. I don't see how it is possible for an aircraft powered by 4 HES-011 engines could have intercontinental range.

That's an idea! It'd be interesting to see some modern calculations.
 

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Oh fantastic Mr. Gatial. Brilliant work. Can we see more pictures? Maybe one seen from above? Can I ask which was you're reference material?

Thanks again for "bring it to life".
 

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sources are from net but I didn't finish it (still temporary textures, etc.). Maybe later and with inspiration from new Justo book
 

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Horten HoXVIII-A drowings by A.L. Bentely. Source: http://www.albentley-drawings.com/drawings/horten-hoxviiia/horten-hoxviii-a/
 

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Fabulous find, Dan - thanks very much for sharing. Interesting not least for the negative point about the lack of mention of RCS-reduction measures. All best, 'Wingknut'.
 

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From Aero Journal 33.
 

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Hi Justo, beautiful work!....can you tell me, did you choose your own wing sweep angle for the XVIII or did you find a spec. somewhere? Thanks for you time, Kevin
 
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