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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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The test model was a blunt-nosed, delta wing with two rectangular flaps at its trailing end.
He said: "I believe Mr Jones should never have been let back onto Delta wing."
"What [Videler and his colleagues] are looking at is like the front edge of a delta wing," Henderstr6m says.
Krucker's company, Krucker Manufacturing in Garson in the City of Greater Sudbury, makes trikes, a type of ultralight aircraft with one delta wing, as opposed to a fixed wing and tall.
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Now the Cruiser has borrowed Concorde's delta wing design to reach altitudes of 45,000 feet.
With the selection of Delta 1 and 9 confirmed, all other missiles in the Delta wing were disarmed and imploded by the U.S.
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. Visitors can look inside a Halifax recovered from a Norwegian lake after being shot down on a raid against the Tirpitz and walk through a Sunderland flying boat.
Designed and built by the French Dassault Aviation, the twin-engine, canard delta wing multi-role Rafale will join the IAF later this year as India signed an inter-governmental contract to buy 36 jets in flyaway condition with an option for 18 more.
Eurofighter Typhoon, a foreplane / delta wing aircraft, has been equipped with advanced avionics and sensors, defensive aids sub system (DASS) and distinct weapons, like Mauser BK-27 27mm cannon, air-to-air, as well as air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles and precision-guided munitions.
For example, vortices forming above the delta wing of the Concorde aircraft were used to generate lift as it landed, and vortices over F1 cars are used to generate and control downforce.