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This practice in fact reflected the nature of an integrated all-wing design, whereby any significant changes in its particular components often led to the revision of the entire layout. Top view Front G e n e r a l a r r a n g e m e n t of t h e H o r t e n H IX V 2 p r o j e c t w i t h 2 B M W 0 0 3 jet e n g i n e s . Underside view Rear 55 Top view Front G e n e r a l a r r a n g e m e n t of t h e H o r t e n H o 2 2 9 V 2 r e v i s e d project w i t h 2 J u m o 0 0 4 jet e n g i n e s . Underside view 56 A BOMBER FOR ENGLAND Wire is being used here to form the shape for the internal ducting of the engines.

50 Top view Front G e n e r a l a r r a n g e m e n t of t h e H o r t e n H IX V 1 glider Underside view Rear 51 Top view Front G e n e r a l a r r a n g e m e n t of t h e early H o r t e n H IX V1 project w i t h 2 B M W 0 0 3 jet e n g i n e s . Underside view Rear 52 Construction of the original HIX V2 centre section with the prototype BMW 003 engine shell installed. Note the 'bottle-neck' air ducts, and the temporary central nose rib that evidently served only to help form the nose profile.

A sign at the trailing edge reads, possibly, 'Hier betreten'. To the right of the sign is the stencilled manufacturer's table. The HIX VI cockpit. The undercarriage well opening below the pilot's seat is sealed with canvas. 50 Top view Front G e n e r a l a r r a n g e m e n t of t h e H o r t e n H IX V 1 glider Underside view Rear 51 Top view Front G e n e r a l a r r a n g e m e n t of t h e early H o r t e n H IX V1 project w i t h 2 B M W 0 0 3 jet e n g i n e s . Underside view Rear 52 Construction of the original HIX V2 centre section with the prototype BMW 003 engine shell installed.

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