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swept wing

[′swept ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
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Additional advances in engine design in Germany resulted in the fielding of the Me-262 Swallow fighter, which, although not as maneuverable as the American P-51 Mustang or other Allied fighters, had a top speed 100 mph faster, due to its jet engines and swept wings, giving it significant operational advantages.
But now, after half a century of stability, signs are finally emerging that airliners are breaking the mould, moving away from the standard configuration of swept wings and podded engines.
The Premier II will be a twin turbofan, swept wing, light jet aircraft featuring a high-strength, state-of-the-art all-composite fuselage that allows for a medium-jet sized cabin at light jet costs.
The rocket engines were by no means the only unusual feature of the XF--91: Its 35-degree swept wing could be adjusted to vary the incidence to the most effective angle for takeoff, landing, or cruise.
The aircraft leverages the swept wing design used successfully on larger Cessna models in order to deliver superior flight performance from a small business jet.
Pretty impressive when it takes a swept wing, supersonic fighter to fly alongside at high speeds
Maben's experimental flight testing experience started in 1985 while working in Grumman Aircraft's Flight Test Department as a Flight Test Engineer (FTE) on the NASA/Grumman X-29 Forward Swept Wing technology demonstrator at NASA's Dryden Flight Test Center.
The MiG-15 was the Soviet Union's first swept wing fighter.
This state-of-the-art construction method, combined with a metal swept wing, provides faster cruise speed, more altitude performance, longer range, superior handling and a cabin size that is seven inches taller and eight inches wider than competitive light business jets.
Early jets lacked the swept wings we see today and the T5 really pushes the limits of performance you can get from a straight wing.
The Sitara is a conventional jet trainer with low swept wings, tandem cockpit and small air intakes on either side of its fuselage.