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Center section, on display at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia.[1]

Werk Nr 31 is a Horten Ho IIIh flying wing sailplane

History

This glider was built at Göttingen in 1944, with a prone-position cockpit and modified control systems. Captured by the British Combined Intelligence Objectives Subcommittee in 1945 at Rottweil, it was moved to Freeman Field, Indiana in the USA, becoming FE-5041. By 1946 it had been transferred to Northrop Corporation at Hawthorne, California along with a Horten Ho IIIf and the Horten Ho VI V2 in 1947.[2]

Sources

  1. Mark Pellegrini Photo via Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors
  2. Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors
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