PHOTOS: "Hitler's Stealth Fighter" Reborn

PHOTOS: Hitler's Stealth Fighter Reborn - pictures
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The recessed engines of Hitler's stealth fighter (replica shown at a California facility in late 2008) would have helped the plane avoid radar detection.

By World War II's final months, the Ho 2-29's designers had begun work on a larger version, the Horten 18. The 18 was meant to be an intercontinental bomber able to take the war to the U.S. mainland and even deliver an atomic bomb.

But by early 1945, aviation historian George Cully said, "The Germans had run out of pilots, petroleum, and time."
— Photograph by Arthur Bentely/Flying Wing Films
 
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