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Harassing the Channel by Rob-Caswell Harassing the Channel by Rob-Caswell
Looks like I'm still working out my Ho 229 issues ;p RPublishing HO229 Poser model [link] . Customized textures by me. Me262 by Bazze. DAZ Studio render w/ Photoshop.
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JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I'm guessing those are half-generation air-to-air guided missiles under the wings.   Nice pic; the Ho-229 was definitely ahead of its time; I just wonder how the Horten brothers would have solved the same instability issues at speed that Jack Northrop had issues with on the YB-49 in the 1950s.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Have you seen the flying re-creation?
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:iconjdunk1971:
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Not yet.   It would be interesting to see if the recreation has the same issue with instability that doomed the YB-49.
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just saw a documentary on this plane tonight on the National Geographic channel where the guys at the American skunkworks recreated one and then tested it for radar surveillance.  Definitely the worlds first stealth aircraft!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Indeed, this was a plane ahead of its time!
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menapia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
First rate illustration, just finished a book called "Last Talons of the Eagle" about these planes and the other experimental designs that were churned out. Is the picture for a book you're working on or are you going to publish your pictures.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Naw, this one was just for my own fun... but thanks for those encouraging words! :)
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ConnorSwift Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
is it just me, or are the German flying wings the coolest looking planes out there?

Also, very nice picture man.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
AMONG the coolest, certainly :D
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ConnorSwift Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

indeed.

 

When they're seen flying towards you, you'll probably do 2 things; 1: take a picture of it.  2: Run for your life.

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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL!
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:iconbaryonyx62:
Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work. Background is maybe a little bit too blueish but the planes are very good.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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DimMartin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Great, love the more mat finish and the flatter approach for the lights/colors
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This one's been more popular than I expected.
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thehouseofthedead4 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Perfect for a Luft 46 scenario.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
That was the idea - THANKS!
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:iconthehouseofthedead4:
thehouseofthedead4 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Might copy the style of the plane in my Horten 229 from Revell.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool! Gopherit! ;)
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kingsalvation Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you make this or is it a screenshot?
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL! No screenshots here.
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FOXNEWS4U Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WONDERFUL!
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yankee30 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
They really were an amazing design.
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed!
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Patpahootie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
"Bomben nach En-ge-land!" ^_^
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
BLIMEY!
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:iconwbyrd:
wbyrd Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
The Ho229 was a very sleek aircraft, it was a generation or three ahead of it's time. You did a fantastic job of capturing the sleekness of the aircraft and the truly advanced look of the craft.

I'd love to have seen the expression on the face of the first Allied personnel who laid eyes on the captured sample they found after WWII
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I wonder if they thought it was an incomplete plane, due to the lack of stabilizer surfaces?
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Probably but I am sure they were also relieved it never made it into the air.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
It only had testing flights, not combat flights. By the end of the war they were working on a prototype that would be testing the guns and munitions.

If those tests were successful, then things might change quite a bit.
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I doubt the outcome would have changed, but the fight would have been even more costly.

and there would be portions of Europe that would be still glowing... The A-bomb was originally intended for Germany after all.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Actually, if deployed in appreciative numbers, the Go-229 would make bomber crews say 'I aint going to Germany no matter what you pay me!' because it mounted 2x 30mm cannons which is more than enough to kill bombers.
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
The 262s, and volksjagers would have done theat on their own in larger numbers.... the Horton would have been a major OFFENSIVE threat. I saw a show where they examined the stealth capacities of this design... at low level it would have been almost impossible to effectively intercept. Not because it was invisible to RADAR bt it could get much closer to the radar stations before it was detected. by then it's speed made it a hard target to intercept with conventional fighters.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Yeah, then there is the Ho XVIII...
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Fastmax Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
AWRIGHT!! Flying Winged aircraft! I'm Hooked, Arcas.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Funny how flying wings are still so futuristic-sexy even today, hm?
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Peebo-Thuhlu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Here's a link to some other folks art of this bird.

In some shots you can see the slight curve in the wings.

[link]

Very much cheers to you and yours.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Peebo-Thuhlu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
You are much welcome.

I stumbled across the HO 229 many years ago and have been collecting books and internet snippets about such ever since.

A truly beautiful and graceful machine. I do hope the one surviving example will be used as a template (Much like the surviving Me 262's have been) and new machines will one day take to the skies. :)

After the war one of the Horten brothers was involved in trying to build a transport aircraft in South America. Only one example was ever finished. It flew once and was then left to fall apart in a hanger due to said government's corruption/incompetence etc.

Also, did you know that neither brothers Horten ever met Professor Alexander Lippisch? Their works evolved completely separately and with no contact. Amazing yes?

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Very much cheers to you and yours.
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echoarty Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! :)
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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PrunellaG Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why is it equipped with an SN-2c radar (though no sign of Flensburg aerials or Naxos blisters)?
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Perplexing, isn't it ;)
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PrunellaG Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it's not colour-schemed for night-fighting. And those metre-wave antennae are very draggy. The general rule was they took more than 10% off your top speed.
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work !
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! :D
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool sir!
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