flying wing


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flying wing

n.
An aircraft that lacks a fuselage and tail and consists of a single airfoil containing the cockpit, engines, and compartments.

flying wing

n
1. (Aeronautics) an aircraft consisting mainly of one large wing and no fuselage or tailplane
2. (in Canadian football) the twelfth player, who has a variable position behind the scrimmage line
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Hughes partners Adam Warren in midfield with Nick Scott joining flying wing Ashton Hewitt and Carl Meyer in the back three.
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It draws on the company's lengthy heritage in developing flying wing vehicles, starting with the 1940s era Flying Wing aircraft through the B-2 Spirit bomber to the X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle.
During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Transport Squadron, a Flying Wing and an Operational Air Base.
The idea was to remove the fuselage, essentially have a flying wing, and put a rotor on each corner, each falling outside the boundaries of the airframe.
He has commanded a Flying Squadron and a Flying Wing.
However, in 1941 he obtained a government contract to build a 172-foot span piston-engined flying wing bomber that consisted only of a slightly swept wing A one-third scale model first flew on December 27, 1942, but crashed the following May: three more were built before the end of the war.
The flying wing N Yves Rossy keeps breaking records and defying expectations with his 8-foot-diameter, carbon composite flying wing.
They had started the evening with renewed optimism, with Wales lock Bradley Davies returning from injury and flying wing Alex Cuthbert having just signed a three-year contract extension.
During stoppage time flying wing Owen Williams completed a hat-trick of tries, making it four Ponty wins from as many starts.
LLANELLI 42 SWANSEA 22 By RICHARD THOMAS FLYING wing Bowdy Davies scored two tries as Llanelli kept up their hunt for a play-off place with a bonus point victory over arch-rivals Swansea.
The flying wing was further developed by Northrop at the end of World War II and became the basis for the B-2 stealth bomber.