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split ring - citationsEdit

The article needs citations for the "split ring" section. There are lots of citations in the linked article for this heading, but I am not sure of the most appropriate way to include them. Wholesale copying of the "background" section of the split ring page? (talk) 03:13, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Horten 229 did not use carbon-impregnated glueEdit

Under the "History" section of this article, it is claimed that the Horten 229 used carbon-impregnated glue as a radar absorbent coating. That's a myth, suitably exposed by the Smithsonian's NASM in a rigorous examination of its Horten 229 artifact (actually a Horten IX V3 prototype, but "Horten 229" plays better with the viewing public). The NASM's restoration workshop used sophisticated digital microscopy and spectroscopy to determine that the black specks that had long been assumed to have been purposely added to the skin glue were simply pieces of old, cafrbonized wood. See here: (talk) 23:57, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I have updated the article per the source. FYI the glue did contain carbon granules as Reimar had claimed (those pieces of old, carbonized wood you dismiss are in fact the stealth additive), but their effectiveness was dubious at best. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 18:53, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Edit by Putin's peopleEdit

Worried that this has been highly edited by Putin's people, or "Russian comrades". Some of this stuff seems to be top secret material that shouldn't be on Wikipedia? 2001:8003:6A23:2C00:191C:7064:FE4D:D0A3 (talk) 11:51, 3 May 2018 (UTC)