Generalized performance comparison of large conventional, tail boom, and tailless airplanes

Herman O. Ankenbruck, Marion O. Mckinney, Jr
Oct 1947

An analytical investigation has been made to determine the relative performance of large tailless and conventional airplanes. Inasmuch as there has been a great deal of interest in tail-boom-type airplanes having only a wing, booms, and tails, this type of airplane has also been included in the performance comparison.

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