A fuselage addition to increase drag-rise Mach number of subsonic airplanes at lifting conditions

Richard T. Whitcomb
naca-tn-4290
Jun 1958


The addition of fuselage volume on top of the forward portion of a fuselage for the purpose of increasing the drag-rise Mach number of subsonic airplanes at lifting conditions is investigated. The additions have been designed on the basis of the area rule and other important considerations to provide greater practicability of application compared with shapings previously investigated.

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