swept wing

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swept wing

[′swept ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
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Able to fly at up to 550kmph is theETJ-32/40, a swept-wing target with either 32kg or 40kg of thrust and a payload capability of 5kg.
produced, all-jet bomber featuring a swept-wing design which came at a crucial time for the newly established U.S.
There are exceptions lurking in corners of the flight envelope: Three point landings are dangerously unpredictable and can damage the airframe and, because it is a swept-wing airplane, taking one into a full stall may cause you to exceed your adventure quotient for the month as it rolls off and potentially spins.
Longer-range American aircraft like the swept-wing B-1 bombers that operate out of al-Udeid were particularly well suited for that fight.
Besides Hellcats, Bearcats, and Panthers, their flying machines included the swept-wing Grumman F9F-8 Cougar, the Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (1957) and the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (1969).
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.
* Five swept-wing blades with customizable finishes
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.