swept wing

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swept wing

[′swept ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
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produced, all-jet bomber featuring a swept-wing design which came at a crucial time for the newly established U.
Longer-range American aircraft like the swept-wing B-1 bombers that operate out of al-Udeid were particularly well suited for that fight.
Lee Il-Woo of Korea Defence Network said, "Eurofighter does not fit the swept-wing concept favoured by South Korea .
He also designed the swept-wing XP-56 fighter, with an egg-shaped fuselage, dorsal and ventral fins with no control surfaces and, like the Me 163, no horizontal tail plane, which first flew in April 1944, and an experimental flying wing rocket interceptor, which was tested as a glider in October 1943 and with the rocket ignited at 8,000 feet after a towed launch on June 20, 1944: from this was developed the XP-79 rocket fighter which first flew on December 12, 1945 and crashed after fifteen minutes, killing the pilot.
Inspired by Nissan's innovative Zeod RC Zero Emission on Demand race car, the BladeGlider features radical narrow front-track design layout that creates a distinctive swept-wing shape when viewed from above.
While Lucas's larger theme is valor, the larger selling point of Red Tails is an eye-popping display of CGI dogfights on a never-before-seen scale, a twelve-year-old's dream in my day: B-iys, P-40 Warhawks, P-51 Mustangs, Me--109s--and, for climax, the swept-wing Me-262, the deadly jet that in larger numbers might have saved the Luftwaffe.
As an example of the saving which can be expected from the use of such heavy presses, Douglas Aircraft Company recently reported that whereas the inboard rib of a swept-wing airplane used to start with a hand-forged billet weighing 1,000 pounds that had to be machined down to the finished piece weighing about 200 pounds, and requiring many man-hours of work, with the 35,000-ton press a similar part weighing about 210 pounds can be "hammered" out by the press in a single operation.
By the early 1960s, the aircraft was considered obsolete as it was a slow, straight-wing platform that was thrown into a supersonic, swept-wing arena.
00) provides an in-depth account of the first operation Allied swept-wing transonic jet fighter of the post-war era which was flown in the Korean war against the Soviet MiG-15.
It also addresses the development of aircraft and carriers, the move from propeller-driven craft to swept-wing jets, rotary-wing aircraft, and rigid airships.
The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame in the skies over Korea and Vietnam.
The logic behind this reasoning is that whereas a multitude of factors--technical, organizational, and cultural--constitute the capability to operate swept-wing jets, the mishap rate offers an overall indicator of how successful an organization is in adopting a new technology.