Hitler and the UFOs: the Gotha 229
That Adolf Hitler and other high Nazi exponents confided in esoteric practices is known, less clear it is what relationship could exist between Nazi Germany and supposed alien technologies.
Alien technologies that, according to some people, would have been at the base of the technological acceleration registered, especially in aeronautical and missile field, in the last months of the Second World War. Unfortunately, no evidence of it was ever found.
All began in Shambhala
Btw, even before the slope to the power of Adolf Hitler, the followers of Nazism tried to find Shambhala, a hidden land to whose center would be found the capital Kalepa, where would reside perfect men and women and the same “king of the world”.
A mythological location that according to some ufologists could be the legendary transfiguration of an alien base. The Nazis as far as we know didn’t ever find Shambhala; instead for some people they would have found during their expeditions finds of alien technologies.
The testimonies of the Allies pilots
A series of testimonies it made from the allies pilots during the conflict contributed in the following years to the conclusion of the Second World War to strengthen the hypothesis that the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler would have indeed reconstructed some UFOs or at least realized projects of experimental planes that exploited some technologies of it.
American pilot Kenneth Arnold, for instance, reported for first of “supersonic flying saucers” and specified that “to shoot to these things doesn’t damage them at all”. Also, other American and British pilots reported having seen “great bright disks” or “strange spheres never sights before”.
Were Foo Fighters as they were called (they were seen also over Italy) Hitler's UFOs? No one still knows for sure.
The Horten brothers
Even admitting that there were just errors of identification, the fact that Nazis had developed a series of aircraft, to say the least, unusual for the era is undeniable. One particularly has always aroused a lot of curiosity: the flying wing Gotha 229, originally known as Horten IX.
This airplane was initially developed by brothers Walter and Reimar Horten; a model of it, the prototype V3, is still exposed at the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Horten IX would have had to answer to the Luftwaffe’s specification “1,000x1,000x1,000”. This means it should have been able to carry 1,000 Kg of bombs at the speed of 1,000 Km/h to a distance of 1,000 Km from its base.
Hitler and the ufo: the first stealth of history
The airplane Horten IX / Gotha 229 was realized joining to a loom of steel pipes settled to wood surfaces, worked in a way that the most external layer absorbed the radar waves and spread them in different directions from those of origin, succeeding in this way to avoid as much as possible the hostile radars.
If not a UFO, the Horten IX / Gotha 229 would certainly have been the first "stealth" aircraft of the history. To be true stealth properties were incidental and blown out of proportions which means Horten IX / Gotha 229 wasn't invisible to radar, but return as was as a much smaller aircraft.
Unfortunately for brothers Horten, the things didn’t go to the correct verse, both for the difficulties of the project both for the little time available. The second prototype (the V2) crashed December 18th, 1944 (according to other sources February 26th, 1945), the pilot died, the production was transferred from Horten to the Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG but never overcame the prototypes phase.
After some decades, nevertheless, some of the solutions of the "Hitlers' UFOs", together with the result of flying wing design tests realized in the US in the inter-war periods, were used to develop the stealth fighter Lockheed F-117A NightHawk.