Idealized wings and wing-bodies at a Mach number of 3

Elliott D. Katzen
naca-tn-4361
Jul 1958


The purpose of this paper is to describe the theoretical possibilities for obtaining high lift-drag ratios at M = 3 and to describe some experiments which were designed to exploit the theory. In discussing the theoretical maximum lift-drag ratios of idealized arrangements, it is convenient to consider, as a standard of comparison, the lifting flat plate.

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