While the B-2 does not share many similarities with the original Nazi flying wing design (and I would hope several decades of difference between the 2 projects that it wouldn’t), the entire US arms program from 1950-1980’s was built on the backs of Nazi scientists and technological transfer. The space program was also boosted by Nazi scientists and their know how and ideas at the time.Like I said before -- you brought on old news.
The Ho-229 had only ONE flight in 1944 and that flight was as a GLIDER. So explain to us all how can that make the aircraft a true low radar observable platform? What Reimar wanted is not the same thing as what the aircraft could do. I want to fly, but does that mean I can simply flap my arms and fly?
In order to be low radar observable, you need a radar to VERIFY that your design is actually low radar observable. The US did not need the Horten Brothers to tell them that. When Northrop FIRST flew his flying wing in 1942, there was nothing 'stealthy' about the N-9MB, especially with the propellers. So how did the Horten Brothers proved that with ONLY ONE FLIGHT?
The F-117 looks nothing like the Ho-229. So explain to us all how does the F-117 relates to the Ho-229?
If you argued that the B-2 came from the Ho-229, then provide the TECHNICAL details. Flight controls? I doubt the Nazis had fly-by-wire back in WW II. The Ho-229 had vertical stabs but the B-2 has none, so how does that make the B-2 came from the Ho-229? The Ho-229 was made out of wood, so are you going to tell US the B-2 was constructed out of the same?
What Reimar Horten said back in WW ii cannot be the basis for what was done today, especially when there is a chasm of technical superiority between then and now. Are you going to credit Jules Verne as being the inventor of the submarine because he wrote 10,000 Leagues Under The Sea? Or Verne being the 'father' of rocketry because he wrote From The Earth To The Moon? We gave the Chinese credit for gunpowder because they actually made the mixture go 'Boom'.
Like it or not, true credit belongs to those who make the TECHNICAL successes.
Really? So explain to us -- other than the flying wing -- how does the B-2 have similarities to the Ho-229?
You are a zealot for Iran. I am a zealot for the US. I was on the F-111 (Cold War) then F-16 (Desert Storm). How about you? I know what hard terrain following (TF) in the F-111 and 9g in the F-16 feels like. And you? The silent readers out there are not interested in how much you want to discredit US. They want to see who has the better arguments supported by hard evidence and sound logic. You failed on both counts.
So calling US inventions back then “American” is only technically factual. It would be like Iran capturing 1000 US weapons experts and engineers and then for next 25 years saying everything they built was Iranian and Iranian ingenuity. Technically true, but realistically completely false.
I have no doubt that US would have eventually built B-2 and other flying wing designs without Nazi aid, just as I have no doubt that if Nazi Germany won the war it would have built its version of B-2 much sooner than US would have.
Thus it’s important to not overlook the immense help that US got from Nazi scientists.