320 pages - 1998 - Used, mint condition
Illustrated with photographs and three - view line drawings, this book is the fascinating true story of the Horten brothers and their silly all - wing airplanes.
|Book cover finish
||Canvas finish, Headband, Bradel, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
||First edition, Dedicated copy, Slightly damaged dust jacket, Original edition ( O.E. or Or.E ), Labels on the title page's back ( LIBRAIRIE DE L'ESCADRON ) and on the back cover
||Used, mint condition
|Number of pages
||24 x 32 x 3 cm
||Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
" The Horten Brothers and their All - Wing Aircraft " is the heretofore untold true story of Reimar, Wolfram, and Walter Horten's remarkable aeronautical achievements with the all - wing planform between 1933 and 1945 as told to the author. Talking daily with Reimar Horten at his ranch at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Argentina for two months, and also with Walter in Baden Baden, Germany, the two brothers described in detail their struggles in Nazi controlled Germany to perfect the all - wing planform.
( ... ) In this remarkable book, the author tells the true story of the Horten brothers and their all - wing aircraft. ( ... ) Even more astonishing, the Hortens, ridiculed in the mid - 1930s for wasting their genius on silly all - wing aircraft, would be the only ones called on by Hermann Göring in December 1944 to build an all - wing " Amerika " atomic bomber and save Deutschland from certain and final destruction by the Allies through a negotiated peace settlement. The Horten Ho 18 " Amerika Bomber " was not meant to be. But it might have been if the war had not ended in May 1945 but, say, May 1946. ( ... )