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Michael Gosse
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Gotha P60 flying wing in 1/72

March 24, 2019 · in Aviation · · 18 ≡

Dear iModelers!

This article belongs to category 'what if': it is based on Horten brothers‘ flying wing aircraft concepts. At Gothaer Waggonfabrik they also worked on realizing this futurist concept at the end of WWII. In contrast to the Horten 229, this aircraft did not reach prototype status. The name of the project was 'P60'. The mounting of the jet engines was back then designed in different ways. I decided for one on top and one underneath the airframe. It is a very basic kit.

Being what if, allow your thoughts to fly freely…

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18 responses

  1. Nicely done, Michael...I like it.

  2. Unique subject and very well done!

  3. As Craig says, very nicely done, Michael. I like these ‘what if’ projects - for my money we don’t see enough of them, possibly because of the same reasons sci-fi isn’t taken as seriously in literature. I think the upper echelons of the modeling fraternity see them as ‘not serious’ modeling.


    • Dear David, thank you very much for your comment. I agree, 'what if' was very esoteric most of the time, but I realize that at least for making growth in the market a lot of kit manufacturer explore this terrain now. In that sense we live in 'golden times' anyway in these times...and by the way: what is 'serious modeling' (but you put it already in quotation marks anyway...)

  4. This is fantastic ! Thinking about "what if" subjects is always fascinating for me...There are numerous drawings of these various projects in a book I have by William Green. I sincerely like how you captured "the look" Weiss 8...with Reich Defense bands, an even a SG unit emblem on the nose... toss in a Flak truck and you're all set.

    Well done my friend.

    • Dear Louis, thank you very much for your comment. That makes two of us: I was always very fascinated by these projects and still I am. Sometimes you can see the roots of new techniques in the early 50s and still later (in aircraft, ships, tanks and other items). On one side they developed existing plans and on the other side they used the know how of the engineers directly. Would be interesting to create some kind of 'family tree' on certain developments.

  5. One word, Michael...COOL!

  6. Now that truly is something different. What iffers are lots of fun IMHO. Nicely done Michael, I like it.

  7. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    That is one splendid "WHAT IF" Michael, just looking at it, makes one wonder if such a thing existed and what could have happened. Nice work.

  8. Very nice - strange-looking creature!

  9. Excellent looking aircraft. Nicely made. Very well done Michael.

  10. Thank you very much, Julian, for your comment!

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