Tailless Aircraft

Tailless Aircraft : Their Design and Characteristics

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The book discusses the full range of tailless designs, from hanggliders to the US 'Stealth Bomber', and includes a detailed look at particularly significant designs. The authors' own experience in this field allows them to explain and illustrate the topic in a way that will both appeal to the enthusiast and satisfy the professional aerodynamicist's need for academic rigour: a rare mix of sound science and first hand experience.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 176 x 248 x 36mm | 1,102.24g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, index
  • 0340614021
  • 9780340614020
  • 368,310

Table of contents

Introduction * Aerodynamic basic principles * Stability * Control * Flight characteristics * The design of sweptback flying wings: I. Optimisation II. Fundamentals III. Special problems * Hanggliders * Flying models * Fables, misjudgements and prejudices, fairy tales and myths * Discussion of representative tailless aircraft * Bibliography * Name, aircraft and subject index.show more