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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"
Translations

delta wing

nala a delta
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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.
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I know it's sad to retire aircraft like the delta wing Vulcan, which last saw active duty during the Falklands War.
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.
Smith and Newell tied him up and throttled him with a pair of TRACKSUIT bottoms on Long Lartin's Delta Wing on February 14.
Smith and Newall tied him up and throttled him with a pair of tracksuit bottoms on Long Lartin's Delta Wing on February 14.
Pilot and author Frankel offers a comprehensive examination of the Douglas F4D Skyray and F5D Skylancer delta wing fighter aircraft.
The Vulcan, the world's first successful large delta wing aircraft, made its maiden flight in 1952.
ILEARNT that tiny Sweden had been responsible for four major breakthroughs in aviation history -- the first country to have a jet with swept- back wings, the first to have an aircraft with an ejection seat, the first to have a double delta wing ( Draken) and the first with a canard ( two small wings in front of the main wing that many modern fighters possess).
Although the Vindicator is considered an expendable asset, it is based on a modular design that allows the delta wing to be replaced easily if the fuselage can be salvaged after a crash landing.
It left the delta wing aircraft pointing at the sky looking as though it was about to take off.