Lift and center of pressure of wing-body-tail combinations at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds

William C. Pitts, Jack N. Nielsen, George E. Kaattari
naca-report-1307
Jan 1957


A method is presented for calculating the lift and centers of pressure of wing-body and wing-body-tail combinations at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds. A set of design charts and a computing table are presented which reduce the computations to routine operations. Comparison between the estimated and experimental characteristics for a number of wing-body and wing-body-tail combinations shows correlation to within + or - 10 percent on lift and to within about + or - 0.02 of the body length on center of pressure.

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