Real UFOs: Flying Wing History

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How German Flying Wings eventually became U.S. military aircraft UFOs.
Some UFOs reported in the skies could actually be
experimental aircraft.  One such design of aircraft known
as "the flying wing" has been around much longer than
people realize.

Today, we are familiar with the Northrop B2 Bomber
which is a wing-design.  It's success is the culmination,
however, of many experiments with flying wing designs
from nearly a century of work by different designers.

Tail-less aircraft have been experimented with and even
patented as early as 1910.  By the 1930'a, several men
from the United States and Germany worked on their
own designs of a UFO-looking airplane.

In the U.S. Jack Northrop was flight-testing
prop-powered flying wing designs, while Rymar and
Walter Horten, self-taught aircraft designers, began
building and experimenting with tail-less wood gliders.
During World War II, Germany had developed
jet-engine technology and wanted to arm its
Luftwaffe
with faster, longer-range planes.  The Horten's
presented their plans for a wooden-bodied, flying wing
design that would be capable of flying 1000 kilometers
per hour and with a range of a 1000 kilometers.  Such
an aircraft would have possibly changed the outcome
of the war, especially if Germany would have been
able to implement a nuclear arsenal.

The Horten 229 was a bat-wing plane made of
plywood veneers which made it difficult to detect by
allied radar.  It could fly 600 mph, much faster than
any known aircraft of its time.  It took its first test-flight
in December, 1944.  The Horten's were also building
a bigger bomber with the goal of delivering a nuclear
bomb to the United States by 1946.  Of course, Nazi
Germany was defeated in 1945 before these planes
and plans for them could be realized by Hitler.
The United States discovered the top-secret facility in
Germany when the war ended and within the hangar
was the Horten 229.  The plane was shipped back to
the US and has been studied, remaining in the
government's possession to this day.  

After World War II, Jack Northrop continued his testing
of flying wing aircraft, but this time incorporated the
jet-engine to his YB49 model, which quickly became a
leading contender for a contract with the US Air Force.
It would be many more decades before a flying wing,
UFO-looking aircraft would make its way into the US Air
Force arsenal.  Today, the B2 Bomber is the resulting
achievement of Northrop's early work on the YB49.

Through history, there were many other designs by
various aircraft designers that never made it to
commercial production, though they had numerous
test flights.  The flying wing design made it difficult to
overcome stability issues which resulted in many
designs and programs being eventually scrapped.

Still, it is possible that the test flights of the flying wing
played a huge part in UFO history.  One must consider
how many of these flying wing designs, as well as
other odd, aircraft designs, were spotted in the skies
by civilians during test flights?  Could they have
accounted for some of the UFO sightings and
perceived government cover-up?  In fact, it is possible
that many UFO sightings originate from seeing both
experimental and non-experimental aircraft, such as
balloons, planes, jets and helicopters.

Below you will find a series of videos about the flying
wing plane -  the Horten 229 of Nazi Germany.  In the
videos, you will come to realize that this aircraft was
well ahead of its time.
YB49 Flying Wing UFO like craft
Above: Northop's YB49 flying wing
jey-powered, UFO-like aircraft which
eventually inspired the B2.


Below: Northrop's B2 Stealth Bomber in use
today.
B2 Stealth
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