variable-incidence wing


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variable-incidence wing

variable-incidence wing
Two positions of variable incidence wing. One is for normal cruise and the other for combat maneuvering. Camber changes on the leading and trailing edges are made mechanically which results in changes in rigging angle of incidence.
A wing with a variable-rigging angle of incidence that is controlled by the pilot. Such a wing permits increases in angles of attack without a corresponding nose-high attitude, thus improving visibility on takeoff and landing.
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They selected the Pratt & Whitney J57 afterburning turbojet as the powerplant and incorporated a variable-incidence wing, one of the most distinctive features of the Crusader.
In his book, Spidle draws on the many proposals and initial drawings to explore the development of the F-8 Crusader's pleasing shape, hallmark variable-incidence wings and its "droops"--the leading edge and trailing edge panels that permitted the Crusader to take off and land at lower speeds.
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