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swept wing

[′swept ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
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The dynamic responses of a swept wing and a curved wing were studied and compared.
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.
It is generally thought that non-swept wing aircraft are not susceptible to deep stalls unless they feature a T-tail, and that swept wing aircraft can be susceptible to deep stalls regardless of their tail position.
an aeroplane with only a short nacelle containing pilot's cockpit and engine, no rear fuselage, and a single swept wing bearing all control surfaces) was pioneered with the Westland Pterodactyl in the mid-1920s.
A Cold War weapon that was never used, the jet B-47 exploited German ideas from the Second World War to create a breakthrough: a long swept wing with which it could economically fly close to the speed of sound.
Programs on which he worked included the F-18 High Angle-of-attack Research Vehicle (HARV), the X-29 Forward Swept Wing technology demonstrator aircraft, and the National AeroSpace Plane program.
The FJ-3 kept the swept wing of its predecessor but incorporated a more powerful engine.
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.
From swept wings to afterburning turbojet engines, and "Coke-bottle" fuselages to high-altitude pressure suits, aviation progress has always been measured with breakthrough advances in the technology of flight.
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.