This is the second all-wing sailplane that Reimar Horten designed. He used a reflexed airfoil at the center section and a symmetrical airfoil with considerable washout near the wingtips, plus a generously nose-heavy, center-of-gravity. Reimar claimed that he eliminated adverse yaw (a by-product of all aircraft equipped with ailerons) in the Horten II. By all accounts, the Horten II demonstrated a significant leap in flying wing technology.
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Swept-wing, single-seat, tailless glider; steel-tube center section and wooden wings covered with thin plywood and fabric; fully-enclosed cockpit equipped with single pilot seat; tandem wheel fixed landing gear.