Where are they now?

  • The Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin, http://www.dtmb.de/, borrowed four Horten sailplanes from the NASM, H II, H III f, H III h, and H VI (6) V2, and restored them. They kept one, the H II, and returned the other three.
  • The Ho IV which was featured on the cover of "Nürflugel" is at the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino, Ca, and has been restored.
  • The Ho 229-V3 at the NASM is still in storage awaiting restoration.
  • There were apparently three Ho 229 center sections recovered from Gottingen. The Russians took the other two. What happened to them? What happened to the glider version of the Ho IX, the -V1 version (complete with fake engines), did it also disappear?
  • The N-1M has been restored by the Smithsonian Air & Space museum.
  • The N-9M has been restored by the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California
  • All the Hortens that were flown in Argentina are/were property of the State. None are in flyable shape (nor will they ever be again). The gliders (one surviving Clen Antu, two H Xs (Piernifero I, Piernifero II), and a couple of two seat Clen Antus ) remain in the museum of the Aerotecnica near Cordoba.
  • Heinz Schiedhauer's Urubu (H XVc) that he flew over the Andes has a somewhat interesting history. During one of the "civil unrest" cycles Argentina has had, someone got the bright idea that burning the property of the Government would be a good thing to do as protest. And Schiedhauer's' Urubu is wood and might make a great protest pyre! Fortunately, others in the glider club at Cordoba caught wind of this dumb idea, quickly dismantled the glider and hid it. Unfortunately, they did not have time to dismantle it properly and it was taken apart in a less than nondestructive fashion. The glider was later smuggled out to Buenos Aries and is being rebuilt there...


 (These last two items courtesy of Al Bowers)