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

Herman O. Ankenbruck, Marion O. Mckinney, Jr
naca-tn-1477
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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