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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In an oblique wing aircraft, one wing of the craft is swept forward and the other wind is swept back in an asymmetric configuration when flying at supersonic speeds.
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.