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Walter Horten No.2 - Side 1 of 2

Collection Creator:
Myhra, David  Search this
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Box 14, Disk 2a
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Date:
April 20, 1988
Scope and Contents:
Myhra and Walter discuss the waggle-wingtip installed on Horten III. Walter elaborates on Myhra picture of an experimental wheeled landing gear [4:50], a VW-powered Horten III (IIIe or g model?). [8:39] Walter on the prone pilot position on a Horten III, very good performance in weak lift conditions, very low sinking speed. Walter then talks about contests one-on-one D-30 vs. H IIIf and H IV. Walter talks about Reimar's desire for best sailplane in the world [27:20]. Photos of wool tuft tests; Horten aircraft equipped with silenced motor; [41:23] Walter and Myhra discuss the Horten III with two seats, now at The National Air and Space Museum and called the Horten IIIh. Walter says it was a ground trainer to prepare pilots to fly the Horten VII; they also discuss various pieces of equipment seen to hang from Horten IIIh in photos. [47:25] Walter talks about Horten Parabola, why it was destroyed [56:00]; Myhra and Walter discuss the redrawing of many Horten aircraft construction drawings, and other needs, for Myhra's book on Horten aircraft.
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Walter and Reimar Horten Interviews [Myhra], Acc. 1999-0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Walter Horten No.4 - Side 1 of 2

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Scope and Contents:
Recording of Walter speaking in German (Myhra not interviewing); translate and transcribe.
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Walter Horten No.2 - Side 1 of 2

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[Myhra interviewing Walter in English] Walter on wartime events, Galland choosing Mercedes Benz SSK as personal car, etc.; VIP visitor to JG 26 one day before Christmas 1940, Adolph Hitler [7:02]; [9:45] Walter on manufacture of all-wing designs in Germany; Walter and Myhra go over photos of Horten aircraft; [14:50] Myhra shows Walter some type of contract regarding royalties (for both Myhra and Walter), Walter speculates on how popular books on the Horten brothers and their aircraft would be; [18:57] "He [Reimar] didn't like to make warplanes, he was more interested to make sailplanes." [19:45] Walter, postwar was more interested in designing and building all-wing motorgliders; [20:41] Myhra and Walter discuss contract for books again---to [27:29]; Walter and Myhra discuss various books and book projects; [29:49] Myhra and Walter discuss various non-Horten German wartime aircraft projects [32:50]; Walter's job after being Galland's Technical Officer at JG 26 was to work for Inspector of Fighters. Walter went to Berlin, …seviceability of fighters, those in service and those aircraft planned? Walter goes to _____? as Technical Officer under Göring, then Mölders, then Galland, then to Göttingen to oversee Horten IX development, 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 Project, Walter found Gaier (sp?) to replace him as Technical Officer on Galland's staff; [39:07] Walter's earliest thoughts on Horten IX, jet engines, Udet's influence; [51:43] Walter's experiences on Mölder's staff, General of Fighters, Walter asked whether 190 better than 109 by Udet.
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Walter Horten No.2 - Side 2 of 2

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Myhra, David  Search this
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Myhra and Walter continue discussions about the Fw 190; [3:21] Walter on Heinkel 177; [6:10] Walter's first meeting with Udet; [7:36] Horten I at Rhön competition, first time a flying wing gains height while soaring; [9:56] Walter recaps his career in the army and Luftwaffe during the 1930s, Rommel's regiment, Kreigschule München, Dresden Kreigschule, etc., V1 and V2 licenses, flew Junkers 33, Ju 52; [16:30] Walter meets with Wever, discusses all-wing aircraft, In May 1936, Walter asks for transfer to place near Troisdorf to work on Dynamit AG projects with Reimar, Dinort at Cologne; [28:09] Walter believes that Udet may have told Dinort to support the Horten brother's work on all-wing aircraft; (32:02) new airbase __________? finished April/May 1937…Horten team began to work there, Horten Vb flight there. Walter found Scheidhauer there, built II's, III's, base CO Dinort - Udet behind it all, new CO did not like Horten work; [34:55] Horten IX development, Walter saw real possibility of joining new jet engine to [35:15] all-wing - "very good"; [37:52] Walter's account of the death of Blech during 1938 Rhön competition, Blech flew without belts fastened....; [45:01] Walter's career 1938-39; [48:16] Walter on Prof. Dr. Sigfreid Ruff at Bonn, Walter's aeronautics instructor, Fluglehrer, 1930-33, Chief medical officer at Lufthansa at time of interview, to [52:06]; [52:07] Walter on his first wife; [53:42] Also in '38, worked at factory run by Bruno Warmun (sp?), manufacturered parts to build 10 H III sailplanes near Mittlestelle (sp?) für Luftfahrt Technik; [57:39] Udet arranged for the brothers to talk to Heinkel, Walter met Heinkel, Reimar only talked to Hertel (sp?).
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Reimar Horten No.5 - Side 1 of 2

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Box 15, Disk 18a
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Reimar on aileron changes to H I, design details that required new sailplane, H II - width of center section, "independence" from tow plane; [5:11] Reimar on Lippisch, patience; results of first flights [7:05]; Flugsport article about H II [11:05]; Working for Northrop [15:00]; on working with Prandtl [16:35]; Reimar on Kupper [24:09]; Reimar on his young personal life [26:59], dating; Reimar's first experience with tools working on______? like Wolfram and Walter; [28:17] at 10, 11 years old, Reimar begins to help with any sailplane or glider project he can find in Bonn; Reimar gained more and more experience in woodworking, with Walter, helped to repair damaged aircraft; [29:53] worked on Professor sailplane (designed by Lippisch) and met Ruff (Siegfried), "chief of the group"; Reimar on another mentor, Landmann (sp?) [30:52], a professor who lived in Stettin, Landmann (sp?) [32:23] helped Reimar recalculate the loads on the H I, due to Reimar's errors; [33:32] as teenager, aviation was all consuming, "for girls, I didn't have time," [35:21] too busy with school, aircraft theory and calculation, construction and testing, "we were [completely occupied] with it [37:46]; Reimar "was angry" that Walter would not help him with work on all-wing aircraft but Walter preferred to date, etc., enjoy life [38:04], Reimar had to spend more time on work, without Walter; [38:40] Reimar on value of his own enthusiasm, Walter's failure to grasp importance of lift distribution theory to the all-wing concept; Reimar on sports as a "bad thing," money spent for military uniforms that he needed for aircraft development work; [42:57] Reimar on flight test results with H I, another defect in the H I; [43:42] Reimar on developing the prone (reclined) pilot position, using his bed, then testing his ideas using the H II; on CG of H II and use of ballast; [49:52] number of hours Reimar flew the HII and H I; [51:00] Reimar on good performance of H II motorglider; [52:07] Reimar on quality of the airscrew; more impressions of flying the first H II in prone (reclined) position; maximum speed, stall and climbing speed, engine overheated and damaged, Reimar very pleased with H II performance, Reimar flew 1,000 hours? during about 4 months, Reimar enjoyed flying the aircraft, during this period he felt like a pilot for the first time.
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Reimar Horten No.13 - Side 2 of 2

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Box 16, Disk 26b
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Goethert (sp?) discussion continues, Reimar describes design pluses and minuses of Gotha ________(P.60?, apparently resembles H IX but many changes); [4:05] What happened to H IX V4, V5, V6, V7 under construction at Gotha at war's end... Reimar watches U.S. troops haul away H IX V3, "5th of May" [7:45] Reimar on fate of the H IX V1; Reimar on whether H IX V3 was meant to fly, changes made by Reimar for series production, these changes appeared in the H IX V3, simplify rib construction...; [14:20] Reimar again on Goethert (sp?)...Reimar and Myhra look at photo of unidentified aircraft, Scheidhauer does not want to fly it - a "submarine" because very difficult for pilot to see out; H XIII discussed, various models of it...[20:00] Reimar on H XVIII; [21:50] Reimar on jet engine performance ... Reimar and Myhra discuss various photos; [30:59] on design of air intakes on the H IX... [33:55] Reimar asked for a modification to the H IX V2 intake, not made...[35:14] Reimar on problems Northrop had with directional stability on N1M/N9M series, Reimar on Northrop's techniques for controlling all-wing...down-drooped wingtips required if Northrop did not use bell distribution...analyzes control systems on XB-35...various photos discussed...[44:59] Reimar on H XVI, a one-piece wing made in Buenos Aires in 1953, light-weight, good trainer, flown a number of times but Scheidhauer crashed during aero-tow, Reimar on crash causes [46:43] Reimar explains about need in wartime Germany for acrobatic sailplane, none or few available, design details and aerodynamic features vs. speed of various designs.
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Walter Horten No.6 - Side 1 of 2

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Myhra, David  Search this
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Box 17, Disk 38a
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Walter continues gunnery discussion, Eastern Front results, etc... [8:00] gunnery... remote guided cannons, remote sight [16:10]..."Jaegerspiel," the Fighter's Game [18:00]... [20:00] game came out in February 1944?, on western front?, but Walter told Galland about the theory in 1940! [27:52] Walter begins to discuss number of rounds required to down an aircraft, Fiesler's technique used in WWI to attack from below... talking about various photographs... [51:00] fighter game, Walter reads a story about the technique, in German, then Walter tells story in English.
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Reimar Horten No.5 - Side 2 of 2

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Box 17, Disk 44b
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Continued discussion of background and context for design and build Horten IX; [6:00] Reimar discusses scheduling conflicts, projects in work vs. Horten IX; Göring rants about 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 aircraft projects [13:20]; Reimar believed he could come close to achieving 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000, thought Göring not a fool (RLM, Walter); Göring's technical officer Diesing (sp?) called Reimar's proposal unachievable [17:50]; [6:25] Discussion between Myhra and Reimar about scheduling problems in trying to work on Horten V, VII, IV, and IX; amount of work required (number of drawings), finishing other's projects delayed work on the Horten IX, six months or more lost, Reimar also needed a draftsman to begin drawings for the Horten IX so that Reimar could continue his calculations [9:00], Reimar explains Göring's demands for 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 [14:20], Reimar was a 2nd Lt. until he made a Captain and was awarded the Iron Cross for Distinguished Service, Walter a Captain in 1943?, promoted to Major by end of war (Reimar got Kreigsverdienst, Kross mit Schwertens (sabers) first class) [47:00] German industry opinion on Lutwaffe designing aircraft (Horten IX) [49:50]. Reimar on difference between aerodynamicist and aircraft designer [50:44]; problems with Pulqui II wing placements [51:44] as example of something an aerodynamicist with no practical experience as designer would do; [57:02] Reimar on vagaries of placement of horizontal tail on Pulqui II, then says that to answer such questions, actual flight trials with gliders are better than wind tunnel tests; [58:59] Reimar on RLM investigation of Reimar about building sailplanes during Horten IX project. [22:31] Reimar working at Göttingen on Horten III f with prone position; [23:58] Reimar describes the meeting he and Walter had with Göring. [29:00] Reimar discusses the pluses and minuses of book he wrote with Peter Selinger. [32:00] Reimar returns to the meeting with Göring, Göring's ideas on three types of people, Walter demonstrates prone-pilot position, they chat about Horten all-wing work, [43:00] value of Reichsmark double at this time and from RLM suppliers; [50:00] Kurt Tank, Multhopp on tailless aircraft.
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Reimar Horten No.11 - Side 2 of 2

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Myhra, David  Search this
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Box 18, Disk 50b
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Date:
August 29, 1986
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Discussion continues about Junkers 004 engine, difficult to restart in flight; Schiedhauer required to train on Me 262 at Rechlin before allowed to fly Horten IX; [6:00] Reimar on Scheidhauer's veracity and character regarding crash of Horten IX V2, same problems with Horten XVI, foot-launched H Ib?, in Argentina. [10:20] 120-130 kph landing approach speed Horten IX V2, Reimar told Ziller not to exceed 500 kph indicated (600 kph @ 4,000 m), takeoff in 300 m with light load. Did Reimar meet Eschenaur [12:26]? Schiedhauer on Ziller, as reported by Myhra [16:39], Ziller piloted sailplane during high-altitude research flights, Reimar describes Ziller's character and background, an excellent pilot; Ziller more engineer-pilot than Schiedhauer [21:01], aptitude for flying tailless aircraft, Reimar on the differences in his relationship with Ziller and with Schiedhauer, Ziller very systematic, Schiedhauer more interested in going up and coming down; "this jump [short test flight] is to make little curves right and left to look for bell distribution," [26:20] as Reimar gives examples of various types of test flights. Schiedhauer was undisciplined, Walter wanted to send him to the front, Walter liked Ziller; [29:00] Ziller with Horten about 8-9 months [see 40:45, to Horten end of 1943], Schiedhauer flew sailplanes by feel, Ziller flew by "knowing," used his head, fly at best glide speed, etc. [33:00] Schiedhauer had better endurance. Ziller flew Horten IIIf, maybe 'IV, Horten II and Horten VII. Reimar describes Schiedhauer's crash in Horten VII, pilot error. [40:45 Reimar on when Ziller came to work for him …probably January 1944. [45:00] Ziller had hepatitis before going to Horten at Göttingen. Reimar talks about preparation to fly Horten IX V2. [53:00] Reimar on Prössler (sp?), also carried his tools, bed, etc., in a trailer behind his car. Reimar describes Strebel's flight to ferry Horten IIId (motorglider?) to Göttingen, landed 10 km short, had to retrive [56:00]. A number of Horten aircraft at Oranienburg.
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Walter Horten No.3 - Side 2 of 2

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Date:
August 23, 1982
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Recording of Walter speaking in German (Myhra not interviewing); translate and transcribe.
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Walter Horten No.5 - Side 1 of 2

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Recording of Walter speaking in German (Myhra not interviewing); translate and transcribe.
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Walter Horten No.1 Talks about model gliders from age 12 - Side 2 of 2

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WWII veteran translating as on CD 14a. Discussion on CD 14a about crash of Horten IX V2 continues; Reimar said that (?) engine had given trouble before, "foreign objects in oil tank...," ...sabotage; acute oil failure, Ziller got airborne without planning to...[12:13]; translator and Myhra speculate on causes; [24:50] speculation on Horten IX flight capability; [29:00] back to speculating about crash causes...to [37:00]; Walter's fighter pilot career continues; [42:00] Walter on Me 110 twin-engine destroyer fighter aircraft; mock combat between Walter in an Me 109 and the best local Me 109 pilot.
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Walter Horten No.3 - Side 2 of 2

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Walter's education, on working for Messerschmitt; Walter's earliest acquaintance with Udet [2:31]; Walter on General Wever [11:30], Hauptman/Captain Dinort [13:34]; Udet succeeded Wever end of 1936/37; Horten's publicized within Luftwaffe, mid-late 30's, 'working on plastic flying wings at Dynamit AG.' Walter very busy at this time with fighter pilot training, and working with Reimar at Troisdorf; DLV [17:41] Deutscher Luftsportverband; [21:12] German a-bombs; Walter's first wife; Walter's speed record flight [29:00]; [33:30] training aircraft to transition pilots to H IX, pulsejet powered; [40:00] Brothers got their engines via RLM, and they paid for them, an official military project, Walter's contact with Schelp (sp?) - engines no problem; [44:00] H VIII built at Peschke near Minden; [45:26] First takeoff of H IX V1, had to be from Oranienburg (longer runway); H IX armament; Walter on other armament issues, on Vietnam war; back to H IX [56:46].
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Reimar Horten No.9 - Side 2 of 2

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Box 15, Disk 22b
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Reimar on Udet, on development of dive bomber by Udet, his work on Me 109; [5:00] Chief of aircraft development for the Reich was former head of Flak, destroyer of aircraft; various aspects of aircraft development and how the RLM administrators prevented or discouraged it; [7:58] Udet's aid to the Horten brothers, Udet's problems with Heinkel and Messershmitt - He 177, Me 210, Me 410, Udet's responsibility for these failures [13:00]; [13:59] cause of his suicide; [22:15] Reimar on what he could have accomplished working with Heinkel, on the H IX, for example; [25:08] Reimar discusses working relationship between Lippisch and Messerschmitt, Reimar wanted this same type of arrangement with Heinkel; Horten met Hertel instead of Heinkel, Hertel "the brake" to making something work out with Heinkel; [31:00] Reimar on Walter's chances to work with Heinkel, Reimar wanted to keep the five men and their families working with him; [34:45] Reimar on continuing his education versus going to work for Heinkel; [38:00] Reimar on relationships with Messershmitt, Tank, what kind of men they were; Reimar on H X [53:00]; Prof. Ruuff taught Reimar flying in 1930, on acceleration testing to increase pilot G-tolerance, Reimar made calculations on cabin filled with water; animal testing [57:00], more details on Reimar's experimental aircraft cabins.
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Reimar Horten No.17 - Side 1 of 2

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Box 16, Disk 30a
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Reimar on his relationship with Kurt Tank...Argentine economy, Reimar starts teaching; [10:00] I. A. e 38, four-engine all-wing...Reimar's activities during the late 1950s and 1960s; Reimar visits Scheidhauer at end of war, discussed foot-launch ultralight sailplane that could operate independent of airfields [16:45]; [20:00] Reimar on problems getting the German authorities to approve sometimes unorthodox design and construction methods...wood used in H III in 1938 [21:30] ...100-page report filed to explain Reimar's modifications; [27:40] Reimar discusses how other firms, Junkers for example, were treated by the authorities; [28:53] Reimar on Junkers support of the turbojet engines supplied for the 004 engines used on the H IX. [32:13] Who taught the Hortens the procedures for operating the Jumo 004 engines? Ziller was not well trained on the H IX turbojets...Reimar compares spool up time of the Jumo 004 to the British Derwent motor he saw in Argentina; Rössler (sp?), a state employee in charge of paper work on the H IX engines?… [36:54] Reimar back to ultralight sailplane, Reimar made drawings for an architect who lived nearby, built in about two years but little flying because of rocky ground and snakes in the mountains, Scheidhauer flew this aircraft and later tried to build his own. [42:13] Reimar on I. Ae. 37... tests using wind tunnel and model testing in a lake...full-size glider tests began in 1954 [46:30]; problems with Pulqui Dos [48:14] ... underpowered aircraft? [52:00] comparable performance to the Gloster Meteor but Peron bought North American F-86, [55:22] Tank's response. Reimar on H I b first flown in 1953 [55:36], request for a new all-wing design from the glider club in Buenos Aires [61:17].
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Reimar Horten No.17 - Side 2 of 2

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Myhra, David  Search this
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Box 16, Disk 30b
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Reimar on aircraft design ideas he wanted to try but never got the chance - laminar profiles [4:14], urgent need for a capable air transport in Argentina to get goods from the coastal areas to the interior and back [10:30]; Reimar discusses lack of quality power plants in Argentina; [19:40] what Reimar would like to be remembered for; [24:27] Reimar on trying to use the wind tunnels in Argentina, visitors all the time so Reimar could not use, months passed, Reimar discovered the copper wire was stolen [26:30]...not interested in progress on important aeronautical questions. [30:24] Would Reimar wished to have stayed in England after the war?....on working in Argentina; [35:03] Bonn University 1935, Reimar learned "equations differential and integral combined with my thinking about the theory of lift distribution...[it] opened [my] eye." Reimar saw that his ideas were good and he was on the right track. [38:00] Had Reimar had his Phd in 1940, 'he would have been not a boy building sailplanes but a respected colleague worth our time'.....Reimar on Lippisch academic career, his work on lift distribution in 1932-33 was good. [43:25] Reimar on his desire to work independently - he preferred to be with an established firm, such as Heinkel, working with his own team, rather than working outside on his own [44:30] with worries about labor resources, tools, organization, etc. After touching briefly on Walter's career, Reimar goes into the failure to work with Heinkel. [51:40] Reimar holds a grudge against none for the way his career evolved. [52:33] Reimar on the director of the school (Bonn technical school? university?) somehow discouraged Reimar or held him back, expressed regret to Elizabeth Horten in 1962 but Reimar refuses to visit the old man. Leysieffer at IG Farben, "a gentleman in all things...," [55.28] Prandtl a "very good gentleman..." math Prof. Kalousa at Göttingen and Pohl, "these three had been good teachers." An Argentine minister for I. Ae. 37 & 38, another good man to Reimar...what Reimar does not like about Argentine character.
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Reimar Horten No.6 - Side 1 of 2

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Reimar continues to talk about RLM investigation into Horten sailplane work, General Jung, etc., [05:43] Reidenbach against Reimar Horten and all his work [6:09]; [8:26] Getting Horten IX V2 to Oranienburg - [17:45] to [20:15] Reimar on Goethert (sp?) at Gotha, [21:59] Reimar speaks to Prandtl about Bell distribution, Reimar implies that he introduced Bell to Prandtl. Reimar asked Prandtl to vouch for Horten in writing; he did, very positive. [25:46] Reimar on Goethert (sp?), tested all-wing aircraft in wind tunnel, swept wings; [32:20] Reimar discusses problems with Gotha and Horten IX [33:37]; Reimar discusses Horten IX V3 landing gear manufacturer, Fraudi (sp?) and Reinmetall, [46:00]; builder and technical details on Horten V, VII, IX [50:00]; use of parts from damaged aircraft Me210 and He177 that passed through Göttingen.
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Reimar Horten No.8 - Side 2 of 2

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Myhra, David  Search this
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Box 17, Disk 47b
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Date:
August 1986
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Reimar discusses aerodynamics, lift distribution, on Pulqui II; a sailplane flown to test Pulqui II characteristics, problems with lift distribution and flow [8:20]; [8:22] Reimar on tailless, first bell distribution "for twist" (using sketch or photo)..."a secret...[9:24] and therefore I told, and Walter knows also, that I have, since number two (Horten II all-wing glider design) always designed with bell-wing distributions," Reimar back to Pulqui II...too little taper and twist made the Pulqui II a dangerous airplane...[17:00] Reimar on Mig 15 wing twist; more aerodynamics, comparison between Mig 15 and F-86. Reimar on qualities of Mig 15 and F-86 (R reads extended passage from reference book) Reimar on new wing for Pulqui II; Reimar and Myhra discuss various aspects of Ta 183 built by Soviets...to [57:00] Tank's unwillingness to accept criticism..."overestimating of himself" doomed Tank in Argentina, now Tank without Multhopp.
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Reimar Horten No.10 - Side 2 of 2

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Myhra, David  Search this
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Box 18, Disk 49b
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Date:
August 29, 1986
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Discussion of error in drawing of Horten IX center section continues, changes Gotha made to Horten IX V3, Myhra and Reimar refer to drawings and photographs. [21:05] Reimar talks to photograph to explain why top surface Horten IX V2 is smoother than V3 …[33:00] Reimar explains what RLM allowed him to remove from the front of the engine as he talks to photos (not much specific information recorded). [41:53, music in background, audio quality mediocre], Reimar discusses Horten IX engine modifications. [45:59] January 1945, Reimar in Göttingen working on the Horten VIII, Walter in Oranienburg to oversee Horten IX, Sauer ordered Horten works moved from Göttingen to Kala (sp?), near Weimar, in 48 hours …unsuitable so Reimar stayed. [49:23] Horten IX V2 completed 1st week in February 1945, Ziller makes "2nd and 3rd" (1st and 2nd?) flights, Reimar spoke by telephone with Ziller often to discuss the Horten IX flight test program, Ziller crash about February 8, ensuing events …about 15 February Sauer again orders Horten to move from Göttingen to Kala, Reimar and Walter go there but decide they cannot work there …Sauer orders both brothers to Berlin …brothers travels and actions in last months of the war.
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Walter Horten No.2 - Side 2 of 2

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Myhra, David  Search this
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Box 18, Disk 55b
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Date:
May 31, 1987
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Walter and Myhra talk about various photographs, Walter on Göthert (sp?) but he did not know him well… Walter on Östrich (sp?), Schelp (sp?) who was in charge of developing turbine engines… Isendor (sp?) [4:00], various other personalities seen in photographs. Discussion about a drawing of Horten VII with turbine engines [8:00]. Remote-controlled cannon [8:50] …continue going over photos. [20:14] Air Force photo school at Hildescheim sent someone to Göttingen every few months to photograph Horten aircraft. [26:00] "Bomber Keller." [37:50] Walter confirms that Horten IX V1 burned by American troops at Brandeis. [39:00] BMW 003 could not be delivered (1st airframe change to Horten IX), 004 drawings (2nd airframe change), 004 arrives but too big (3rd airframe change). Talking to photos …Walter's interest in seeing Horten IX V3 restored.
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