Horton IX (229) V3 - Lower center section (scan - donated)

Speed of 497 mph reached on a later flight, but aircraft lost when starboard engine cut out during landing; pilot undershot and aircraft turned over and burst into flames. Had flown only 2 hours. Third prototype, V3, was production prototype for 229A single- seat fighter. Was being readied for flight test when plant at Friedrichsroda overrun by Allied troops.

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