COBI Horten HO 229 | Model 5757 | 1:32 Scale | USA Store

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New for 2023, the COBI Horten HO 229 (5757) is a 1:35th scale Lego compatible WWII jet aircraft. The COBI Horten HO 229 features 941 Lego compatible brick parts (made in Europe from the same material as Lego) and one mini figure. The COBI HO 229’s landing gear retracts however it doesn’t come with a display stand..

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COBI Horten HO 229 (5757)

New for 2023, the COBI Horten HO 229 (5757) is a 1:35th scale Lego compatible WWII jet aircraft. The COBI Horten HO 229 features 941 Lego compatible brick parts (made in Europe from the same material as Lego) and one mini figure. The COBI HO 229’s landing gear retracts however it doesn’t come with a display stand..

The COBI Horten HO 229 (5757) features pad printed parts so no messy stickers are required. The COBI 5757 will make your WWII brick collection the envy of all!

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How Big is the COBI Horten HO 229 (5757)?

The COBI Horten HO 229 is 1/32th scale and is 9.2″ long.

Horten HO 229 History:

The Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229 (or Gotha Go 229 for extensive re-design work done by Gotha to prepare the aircraft for mass production) was a German prototype fighter/bomber initially designed by Reimar and Walter Horten to be built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik. Developed at a late stage of the Second World War, it was the first flying wing to be powered by jet engines.

The Ho 229 had been designed in response to a call by Hermann Göring, the head of the Luftwaffe, in 1943 for light bomber designs capable of meeting the “3×1000” requirement; namely, to carry 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) of bombs a distance of 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) with a speed of 1,000 kilometres per hour (620 mph). Only jet propulsion was capable of achieving the required speed, but such engines were relatively primitive and extremely fuel-hungry, necessitating considerable effort across the rest of the design in order to satisfy the range requirement as well. The flying wing configuration was favored by the Horten brothers due to its high aerodynamic efficiency, as had been demonstrated by the Horten H.IV glider. In order to minimise drag, the Ho 229 was not fitted with any extraneous flight control surfaces. Its ceiling was 15,000 metres (49,000 ft).  The Ho 229 was the only design that even came close to the requirements set out, and the Horten brothers quickly received an initial order for three prototypes after the project garnered Göring’s approval.

Due to the Horten brothers lacking appropriate production facilities, the Ho 229’s manufacturing was contracted out to Gothaer Waggonfabrik; however, the company allegedly undermined the project and sought to have Air Ministry officials favour its own flying wing designs instead. On 1 March 1944, the first prototype H.IX V1, an unpowered glider, performed its maiden flight; it was followed by the H.IX V2, powered by Junkers Jumo 004 turbojet engines, in December 1944. However, on 18 February 1945 the V2 was destroyed in a fatal crash, killing its test pilot. Despite as many as 100 production aircraft being ordered, none were ever completed; the near-complete H.IX V3 prototype was amongst the items captured by the American military and transferred back to the United States under Operation Paperclip. It was evaluated by both British and American researchers before entering long term storage; it is presently on static display in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Want to learn more about the real aircraft that inspired the COBI Horten HO 229 (5757)? Visit the Wikipedia page here.

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7 reviews for COBI Horten HO 229 | Model 5757 | 1:32 Scale | USA Store

  1. Scott Brickey (verified owner)

    Super! Just received Horten HO229, looks amazing. Box art is impressive as well. Long list of Cobi construction ahead! Tiger, Bismarck, Tirpitz! Where to start?! Great kits, outstanding customer service! Fast shipping and genuine USA based WarBricks! Thanks for your excellent service. BZ (Well done). Scott, USN (ret)

  2. Kenneth Miller (verified owner)

    Thank you Warbricks! This arrived with plenty of time to spare before Xmas. My son and I built it and it was a great time.

    The Ho-229 is very sturdy and has excellent details all around.

    Looks absolutely awesome on the shelf and it’s a killer.

  3. John (verified owner)

    excellent service and prompt delivery
    model squire nice
    Bismarck next 🙂

  4. Ron (verified owner)

    awesome! so glad i was able to pick this up before they are gone!!

  5. Nathan S. (verified owner)

    Terrific! A great looking model, and even bigger than expected after fully assembled. Perfect as a centerpiece around which to display other German planes.

  6. digitalbats (verified owner)

    The Cobi Horten Ho 229 brick-built model offers enthusiasts a delightful experience in recreating one of World War II’s most innovative aircraft designs. Assembling this model provides both a challenge and a sense of accomplishment, making it suitable for both casual builders and experienced enthusiasts.

    Ease of Build
    The model’s design and construction are relatively straightforward, thanks to Cobi’s high-quality bricks and clear instructions. While some sections may require careful attention to detail, overall, the building process flows smoothly, allowing builders to enjoy the experience without undue frustration. The modular construction of the model also aids in simplifying assembly, making it accessible to a wide range of skill levels.

    Accuracy of Instructions
    Cobi has done an excellent job of providing accurate and easy-to-follow instructions for the Horten Ho 229 model. Each step is clearly illustrated, with parts highlighted for easy identification. The diagrams are well-labeled, minimizing confusion and ensuring that builders stay on track throughout the assembly process. However, there may be a few instances where additional clarification could enhance the instructions further, but these are rare and minor.

    Display Model Appeal
    Once completed, the Cobi Horten Ho 229 brick-built model impresses with its attention to detail and overall aesthetic appeal. The sleek lines and distinctive shape of the Ho 229 are faithfully recreated, capturing the essence of the original aircraft. The model’s sturdy construction and quality finish make it suitable for display in any aviation enthusiast’s collection.

    Overall, the Cobi Horten Ho 229 brick-built model offers an enjoyable building experience, with high marks for ease of assembly, accuracy of instructions, and display model appeal. Whether you’re a history buff, aviation enthusiast, or LEGO fan, this model is sure to provide hours of satisfaction and make a striking addition to any collection.

  7. soapbox777 (verified owner)

    Larger than expected, fun build. Reminds of the game Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. Wish it came with a stand though.

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