A theoretical investigation of the drag of generalized aircraft configurations in supersonic flow

Lagerstrom, P.A., Licher, R.M., Beane, B.J.
naca-tm-1421
1957


It seems possible that, in supersonic flight, unconventional arrangements of wings and bodies may offer advantages in the form of drag reduction. It is the purpose of this report to consider the methods for determining the pressure drag for such unconventional configurations, and to consider a few of the possibilities for drag reduction in highly idealized aircraft.

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