The H.VI V2
Horten Ho VI V2 on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Role High performance sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Horten
Designer Walter and Reimar Horten
Number built 2
Developed from Horten H.IV

The Horten H.VI was a flying wing aircraft designed by the Horten brothers during World War II.

Based on the Horten H.IV, the H.VI was an enlarged version of the H.IV, with the goal of comparing their flying wing designs against the very large span Akaflieg Darmstadt D-30 Cirrus.

The H.VI was allocated the RLM ID number 8-253 and by inference Horten Ho 253 though this was little used in practice.[1]

Specifications (H.VI V2)

Data from Sailplanes 1920-1945[2]

General characteristics



  1. ^ Parsch, Andreas. "German Military Aircraft Designations (1933-1945)". www.designation-systems.net. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ Simons, Martin (2006). Sailplanes 1920-1945 (2nd revised ed.). Königswinter: EQIP Werbung und Verlag G.m.b.H. ISBN 978-3-9806773-4-9.