flying wing

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flying wing

An airplane that almost entirely consists of a wing. The engines and useful payload are carried inside the wing.
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Other concepts include fitting long-range missiles to the company's C- 130J transport, building a new stealthy flying-wing aircraft that could carry 40 bombs, and constructing a glider to be launched from a long-range missile.
Northrop Grumman's proposed design for an operational unmanned Navy fighter looks like a hybrid between Pegasus' kite shape and the flying-wing shape of the company's B-2 stealth bomber.
The base's annual open house and air show marks the 50th anniversary of the base's naming for Glen Edwards, an Air Force pilot killed in 1948 when an experimental Northrop YB-49 flying-wing bomber broke apart in the sky northwest of the base.
A flying-wing passenger plane, a cargo plane that's part blimp, and a simpler aircraft engine are the first projects selected for a new NASA program aimed at advancing the state-of-the-art technology of the nation's aerospace industry.