oblique wing


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oblique wing

oblique wing
A wing that pivots at its midpoint as a single unit, so that one half is swept back and the other half is swept forward. Also called a slew wing.
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Such size, range and loiter time, and fuel load, as well as the wide range of speeds offered by oblique wing geometry, have made it attractive for dual-use missions, such as aerial refueling and an airborne platform for sensors and C2 apparatus.