Brickmania Ho 229 – Experimental...
Brickmania Ho 229 – Experimental Flying Wing
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About the Ho 229 – Experimental Flying Wing:
One of aviation’s most futuristic designs, the Horten Ho 229 is a tail-less aircraft known as a flying wing developed by Germany in WWII. While the initial variant was a glider constructed from wood and cloth, the second variant was a jet-powered, single-pilot flying wing with a steel framework covered in a plywood skin. After a successful flight test of the second variant, it was established that a powered flying wing could be controlled in flight. Though it was never tested, it is speculated that the third Ho 229 would have flown farther than any aircraft of its day. As late as 2014, scientists were still trying to discover just how the Ho 229 creators managed to overcome the aerodynamic challenges that should have made it unflyable.
“Reimar Horten was on the right track. He never saw the full potential of his ideas. Yet I suspect if he could see where we are today, he would be pleased. Perhaps not so pleased by the pace of our progress, but that we are finally listening.” -Al Bowers, NASA
Armament: 2x 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 108 cannon
Range: 1,900 km (1,200 mi, 1,000 nmi) maximum
Maximum speed: 960 km/h (600 mph, 520 kn)
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
A must have for aircraft collectors, the Ho 229 kit features an accurate design and composition. Printed elements include engine details, fuselage markings, cockpit details, and the canopy. The sticker sheet includes late war Balkenkreuz for either side of the wings, and engine coverings.
Designed by Jack Smith
683 LEGO® elements
1x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.