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From the Internet web site The National Interest and the article by Sebastien Roblin.
"How Hitler Planned to Turn the Tide of World War II: Stealth Fighters?"
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"The Ho 229 might have been a formidable adversary over the skies of World War II, but in truth the plane was far from ready for mass production by the war’s end. While it seems a stretch to claim that the Ho 229 was intended to be a stealth aircraft, there’s little doubt that it pioneered design features that continue to see use in low-observable aircraft today."
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"Flying wing designs were not an entirely new idea and had been used before in both gliders and powered aircraft. During World War II, Northrop developed its own high-performing XB-35 flying wing bomber for the U.S. military, though it failed to enter mass production. Despite the aerodynamic advantages, the lack of a tail tended to make fly wing aircraft prone to uncontrolled yaws and stalls."
There you have it in the nutshell. Flying wings inherently unstable under all circumstances. A pilot not able to fly and control. The Ho 229 and other flying wings of the era not suitable as a combat warplane or as a fly-able aircraft period for that matter!!
IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE ADVENT OF THE MINI-COMPUTER THAT A WARPLANE SUCH AS THE STEALTH AMERICAN B-2 BOMBER THAT THE FLYING WING BECAME AN ACTUALITY. A NUMBER [EXACT NUMBER OF COMPUTERS NOT KNOWN] OF COMPUTERS ON BOARD CONSTANTLY MONITORING THE FLIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT AND ABLE TO MAKE AUTOMATIC COMPENSATIONS!
That Ho 229 only one of several designs as proposed. See the Luft46 Internet web site with an index and description of the various prototypes that NEVER [?] took to the air.