Design considerations for wings having minimum drag due to lift

Warren A. Tucker
naca-tn-3317
Dec 1954


The problem of increasing the range of supersonic aircraft by the use of twisted and cambered wings is considered, primarily for the purpose of developing a rational method for the selection of a design lift coefficient. Relations and curves are presented from which a suitable selection may be made. Depending on the relative importance of maximum range and top speed.

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