PHOTOS: "Hitler's Stealth Fighter" Reborn

PHOTOS: Hitler's Stealth Fighter Reborn - pictures
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Pictured at a U.S. government storehouse outside Washington, D.C., the only surviving Horten 2-29 is in the same state of partial completion as when it was discovered. During World War II, U.S. came across Hitler's stealth fighter when they captured a top secret facility in the woods near Frankfurt.

During the war's final days, the Ho 2-29 and other cutting edge Nazi aircraft were rounded up and shipped to the U.S. as part of Operation Seahorse. Today the plane resides at the National Air and Space Museum's Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland.
—Photograph courtesy Michael Katzmann
 
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