swing-wing aircraft

swing-wing aircraft

[′swiŋ ‚wiŋ ′er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft whose wings fold back along the fuselage at high flight speeds.
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Examples include space cranes, swing-wing aircraft, electroheological fluids, and shape memory alloys.
Swing-wing aircraft such as the F-111 fighter/bomber, the F-14 fighter, and the B-1 bomber; aircraft with deployable Fowler flaps; and lifting surfaces with maneuver-related flap scheduling are examples of adaptive wing geometries.