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Author:  Tim_in_Winnipeg [ Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  FMA I.A.38 / Horten

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This beast was built by one of the Horten brothers, which explains why it looks like a pregnant Horton 229. It was built in Argentina and flew a few times in 1960. It was supposed to be a transport aircraft... :shock:

Author:  willygoat [ Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:05 pm ]
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It has that weird Horten front landing gear. They all had those things. Just makes me uneasy looking at it for some reason.

Author:  lepercan [ Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:52 pm ]
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Vaguely reminds me of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Author:  possm_23 [ Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:46 pm ]
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i think its just down right ugly....lopl :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  Tim_in_Winnipeg [ Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:15 am ]
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Ugly is the right word. All the more so when you compare it to the clean elegant lines of the HO/GO 229 it was based on.

And I know what you mean about that front landing gear. From the wrong angle it gives it a kind of insect like creepiness.

Author:  musicman [ Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FMA I.A.38 / Horten

I agree with Tim,
It looks like a green leaf hopper or maybe
a cicada.
But kinda cool 8)

Author:  Gerbil Essences [ Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:26 am ]
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Creepy but I bet it flew better than the American flying wing bomber of the 40's.

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