crescent wing

crescent wing

crescent wing
A wing plan form that combines variable sweep with a changing thickness/chord ratio. At the root section, the angle of sweep is the greatest and the wing is thickest. The angle of sweep reduces spanwise, so that the outbound sections are practically unswept. The critical drag number is raised while the peak drag rise is reduced.
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Crescent wing which gently curls into nineteenth-century setting.