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delta wing

[′del·tə ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A triangularly shaped wing of an aircraft.

delta wing

A wing plan form that is shaped like a triangle, or a delta (A). In this type of wing, there is an extreme amount of sweep back on the leading edges, and a trailing edge that is practically perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. A delta wing aircraft may be part of a tailplane, or it may be tail-less. This plan form is used on supersonic aircraft. See delta (iii).
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Notable exhibits include an Avro Lancaster which flew 137 missions over enemy territory in the Second World War, the Vickers Valiant which dropped Britain's first hydrogen bomb in the 1957 Christmas Island tests and a mighty Vulcan bomber with its huge delta wing.
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