Theoretical calculations of subsonic wave drag at zero lift for a particular store arrangement

Kenneth Margolis, Frank S. Malvestuto, Jr, Peter J. Maxie, Jr
naca-tn-4120
Jan 1958


An analysis, based on the linearized thin-airfoil theory for supersonic speeds, of the wave drag at zero lift has been carried out for a simple two-body arrangement consisting of two wedgelike surfaces, each with a rhombic lateral cross section and emanating from a common apex. Such an arrangement could be used as two stores, either embedded within or mounted below a wing, or as auxiliary bodies wherein the upper halves could be used as stores and the lower halves for bomb or missile purposes.

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