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flying wing

An airplane that almost entirely consists of a wing. The engines and useful payload are carried inside the wing.
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They included: Exo-skeleton suits covered by a chameleon-like skin allowing wearers to perform superhuman feats and blend with the environment; Ekranoplan "flying wings" replacing landing craft, silently skimming across the waves at hundreds of miles an hour; and "Holographic Marines" to decoy any watching enemies.
Other suggestions included ekranoplan "flying wings" replacing landing craft, which can skim across waves at hundreds of miles an hour, as well as holograms of marines to be used as a decoy for the enemy.
The characteristics of ground effects on a UAV with medium-aspect-ratio flying wings in the take-off process were investigated from the perspective of the longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics.
"Flying Wings & Radical Things: Northrop's Secret Aerospace Projects & Concepts 1939-1994" by aviation enthusiasts and historian Tony Chong unveils Northrop's once-secret radical designs, many for the first time, with never-before-published drawings, models, and photos of such novel concepts as a ship-based vertical take-off and landing fighter, a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile, a rocket-boosted jet spaceplane trainer, and a radical combination truck/aircraft/boat cargo vehicle.
Dunne (now chiefly remembered as the author of the book An Experiment With Time) built the first in a series of tail-less biplanes, in effect the first flying wing. Dunne's D-8, a biplane with a 32-degree sweep and a pusher motor behind a very short nacelle, first flew in June 1912: one example was purchased by the Canadian government, their first ever military aeroplane, one by the U.S.
While projecting a lift surface type flying wing an important aspect would be maneuverability and stability which is directly influences by geometrical characteristics used in the designing phase.
The prince received his flying wings in May last year, before enlisting in a 'conversion to type' course at the Army Air Corps Base in Middle Wallop, Hampshire.
* REACH FOR THE SKY: Prince Harry with Chelsy Davy, and an unidentified man after receiving his Flying Wings from his father, the Prince of Wales (left), during a graduation ceremony from an advanced helicopter training course at Museum of Army Middle Wallop in Stockbridge, Hampshire
Security has been stepped up at the base as the 27-year-old prince, who has already been awarded his advanced flying wings, will be staying at the officer's quarters with other trainees.
IF you spot a family out shopping on Teesside for a reinforced trophy cabinet, it will most likely be the flying Wings from Easterside.
A new materiel group at wing-level will create a new structure that is aligned to better support the logistics enterprise, flying wings, and combatant commanders.
Engineers from Cambridge University in the UK have said that a new generation of aircraft, described as "flying wings" or "virtual windows", could be entering service in the next two decades.