Review of the maximum-lift characteristics of thin and swept wings

John G. Lowry, Jones F. Cahill
naca-rm-l51e03
Jun 1951


The maximum-lift capabilities of aircraft wings at high speeds are becoming of greater importance as the speeds and altitudes flown by modern aircraft continue to increase. High-speed, high-altitude aircraft fly at rather high lift coefficients and may reach or exceed the angle of attack for maximum lift of the aircraft in maneuvers.

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