Luft46: Horten “Rocket Wing” (meaning “Raketenflügel” in German).
About this creation
I first encountered this plane on fantastic-plastic.com. Since there aren’t any other sources available, I don’t know whether there really was such a project or whether it’s just a product of the kit manufacturer’s fantasy.
Anyway, I was fascinated by the combination of radical drive, the unique wing design and the minimalistic cockpit (for a pilot in prone position) right from the beginning.
The Rocket Wing bears nearly all characteristics of the desperate German interceptor concepts from late WWII.
Planned to be rocket-propelled like the Messerschmitt 163, this plane was surely thought to be as light as possible. Hence no retractable undercarriage. Instead, I guess, the plane was to take off on a wheeled trolley and land on skids.
So I built a trolley, too. Displayed like that, the “Raketenflügel” looks much more realistic, at least from my point of view. Hope you like it.
Thank you for your interest! I know there were several Horten jet projects, fighters and bombers. I am just not sure about this one, since it's rocket-powered and stuff. But I still like it and I am happy you do, too.
Nice work. It looks a bit like a boomarang. I like how you choose unusual concepts for your MOCs. I'm anxious to see what you choose for the contest in the WWII Aircraft group. Any thoughts? I'm thinking of doing a XP-79 or XP-81. Have you ever heard of the Lockheed L-133? Peace - Patrick
Quoting David ,
Very good I especially love the wings,although as John pointed out i think it would look alot better if it had a clear windshield but still its awesome.....also is it minifigure scale??? -----David
Yes, it's minifig scale, like my other planes. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to add a cockpit, so, again, I used black bricks for the canopy.