Horten Conservation - Plywood Photomicrograph

Horten Conservation - Plywood Photomicrograph

The plywood on the German all-wing, jet-propelled Horten H IX V3 is show in this cross-section photomicrograph of the Horten's plywood alternating with what appears to be two different adhesives. Conservation Fellow Peter McElhinney used this photomicrograph to identify the plywood as European beech (Fagus sylvatica). 

  • Catalog Number: WEB13643-2013
  • Credit: Image by Peter McElhinney, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • For print or commercial use please see our permissions page.
  • Large JPEG (640 x 481 pixels)