The Oblique Flying Wing Transport

  • A. Van der Velden
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 366)


In the last thirty-five years there have been numerous attempts to design an economical large long range supersonic transport aircraft. However, aircraft design teams around the world have not been successful at designing a ‘Concorde’ type large long range supersonic transport with realistic technology assumptions. It therefore seems only natural to look for other configurations that might fullfil this specification. The oblique flying wing configuration presented in this paper is unusual but we will show that it makes sense from both a technical and economical perspective.


Delta Wing Side Force Sweep Angle Sonic Boom Trail Edge Flap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Van der Velden
    • 1
  1. 1.Synaps Inc.AtlantaUSA

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