Theoretical calculations of the supersonic pressure distribution and wave drag for a limited family of tapered sweptback wings with symmetrical parabolic-arc sections at zero lift

Julian H. Kainer
naca-tn-2009
Jan 1950


The study of the supersonic pressure distribution and wave drag of sweptback wings at zero lift has been extended by means of linearized theory to include the combined effects of plan-form taper and curvature of profile. Calculations have been made for a specific wing with a supersonic leading edge and these results are applicable to a limited family of plan forms.

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