Drag measurements at transonic speeds of NACA 65-009 airfoils mounted on a freely falling body to determine the effects of sweepback and aspect ratio

Charles W. Mathews, Jim Rogers Thompson
Jan 1947

Drag measurements at transonic speeds on rectangular airfoils and on airfoils swept back 45 degrees are reported. These airfoils, which were mounted on cylindrical test bodies, are part of a series being tested in free drops from high altitude to determine the effect of variation of basic airfoil parameters on airfoil drag characteristics at transonic speeds.

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