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#AA-4018   1/144 scale  Horten Ho.XVIII  Luftwaffe's last awarded jet bomber

 

Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

 

83 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

 

Span 351 mm

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Length 106 mm

 

Unit price: US$68

Shipping charge: US$10

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

 

Aircraft History and Specification

In early 1930s, Horten brothers had interested in the flying-wing design as a method of improving the performance of airplane. Several Horten flying-wing gliders were built and tested. In 1943, Reichsmarschall Goring issued a request for the design proposals to produce a fighter/bomber that called 3x1000 project. Horten submitted the Ho.IX flying-wing jet fighter design. Goring believed in the design and ordered 40 production aircrafts. In 1944, RLM issued a requirement for a bomber able to fly from Germany to New York and back without refueling. Goring asked Horten to make a presentation for their Amerika Bomber. Horten proposed six jet-engines Ho.XVIII flying-wing bomber that was the scaled-up Ho.IX design. In early 1945, Ho.XVIII was approved to build in Junkers plant. Horten were told to work with the Junkers and Messerschmitt engineers. However, the engineers committee was unwilling to go with the Horten's design, and changed its configuration. Horten brothers unaccepted with the modification and left the committee. They redesigned the Ho.XVIIIb bomber but the end of the war came with no progress.    

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Long-range intercontinental bomber

To designed as a long-range bomber

40.00m.

13.80m.

4.70m.

6x Junkers Jumo 004B turbojets

559 mph

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4,000kg bomb load / 4x 88mm anti-aircraft gun

 

Model References

The Horten Ho.XVIIIa package contents secret kits of four Luft'46 flying wing / tailless designs as bonus:

The Horten Ho.XVIIIa is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Long-ranng flying-wing bomber in second World War

Arado Ar.E.555

Messerschmitt Me.P.08-01

Horten Ho.XVIII

Northrop XB-35

German experimental/project aircraft in second World War

 

Luft'46 aircraft

 

War time bomber aircraft