Fixed Skewed Wing Airborne Vehicle.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
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The patent application relates to improvement to a fixed-wing airborne vehicle which results in significant delay drag rise well into the transonic regime. The fundamental features of the improvement include fixedly skewing the wings at 45 degrees shaping the outboard ends of the wing tips so that the trailing edge of the forwardly disposed wing is swept forwardly, and so that the leading edge of the rearwardly disposed wing is swept rearwardly and, blending the leading and the trailing edges of the planform. This increases the local chord and controls the longitudinal position of the maximum thickness in the root area i.e., at the interface of the inboard tip end of each wing with the fuselage.