Only the Wing (Hardcover)

Reimar Horten's Epic Quest to Stabilize and Control the All-Wing Aircraft

By Russell E. Lee

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 9781935623038, 297pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2011

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Reimar Horton obsessively engineered 'all-wing' airplanes, continually seeking to improve their performance and increase their efficiency. He broke new ground in cockpit design and construction materials, and his most important innovation was the unique pattern he developed to distribute the lift over his wings.

About the Author

Russell E. Lee is curator in the Aeronautics Division at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.