Oblique Flying Wing Studies

  • A. R. Seebass
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 366)


In 1968, as mentioned in Chapter 1, there were 97 thousand aircraft arrivals and departures at Kennedy International Airport providing air travel for nearly 8 million passengers. By 1993, 15 million international passengers used Kennedy, but this required only 92 thousand arrivals and departures. The introduction of the Boeing 747, DC 10 and other large aircraft, starting in 1970, made this possible. Kennedy, and many other airports, are near their capacity. This, in part, is the motivation for large transport studies. One aircraft is naturally suited to being large and to flying supersonic: the Oblique Flying Wing (OFW). This aircraft represents a radical departure from past configurations.


Mach Number Skin Friction Landing Gear Delta Wing Wave Drag 
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  • A. R. Seebass
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  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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