LFC AIRCRAFT DESIGN DATA LAMINAR FLOW CONTROL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA NORAIR DIV
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This report presents a description of the engineering methods and procedures used to make the LFC modification the X-21A airplane and it includes improvements, such as wing nose modifications, that were developed in the X-21A flight test programs. The LFC suction surface design, as modified for the second airplane, provided almost total laminarization of the wing upper suction surface in the cruise flight condition.
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