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delta wing
a QF-106 US Air Force aircraft

delta wing

n.
A single-wing configuration in the shape of an isosceles triangle used on certain aircraft.

delta wing

n
(Aeronautics) a triangular sweptback aircraft wing

del′ta wing`


n.
a triangularly shaped surface that serves as both wing and horizontal stabilizer of a space vehicle and some supersonic aircraft.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.delta wing - an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
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delta wing

nala a delta
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Exhibits at the museum include the Avro 504 used as a trainer in the First World War, the Avro Lancaster, one of the pre-eminent bombers of the Second World War, and the delta wing Avro Vulcan, a stalwart of the Cold War.
The design features a delta wing, three engines, and a tapered carbon-fiber fuselage.
After arriving as a pair at low-level, one of the J-20s quickly disappeared over the horizon, leaving the other to perform a series of turns, revealing its delta wing shape against bright sub-tropical haze.
In the patent, Airbus describes the ultra-rapid air vehicle as "an air vehicle including a fuselage, a gothic delta wing distributed on either side of the fuselage, and a system of motors able to propel the air vehicle.
Operated by the RAF from 1956 to 1984, the Avro Vulcan is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, and formed the backbone of the UK's airborne nuclear deterrent during the Cold Ware.
I know it's sad to retire aircraft like the delta wing Vulcan, which last saw active duty during the Falklands War.
For example, vortices forming above the delta wing of the Concorde aircraft were used to generate lift as it landed, and vortices over F1 cars are used to generate and control downforce.
1994) computed laminar flow and heat transfer characteristics associated with a punched delta wing or winglet pair in a rectangular channel.
The people at Delta Wing Technologies think their approach to racecar architecture could have applicability for daily drivers, as well.
Over the years, this delta wing marvel slowly evolved into the combat backbone of the IAF and close to 1000 fighters (which include all variants) have served in the IAF till date.
Smith and Newall tied him up and throttled him with a pair of tracksuit bottoms on Long Lartin's Delta Wing on February 14.
A delta wing would do the job, but that meant much more surface area would have to be covered by the thermal protection system.