delta wing

(redirected from Delta-wing)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
click for a larger image
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Lockheed Martin's design is reminiscent of Concorde's delta-wing design, but instead utilizes an extended super-sharp nose to sculpt sonic shockwaves that will cascade along the aircraft without the explosive bang created by its aeronautical ancestor.
Box, Stunt and Delta-Wing are all types of which flying object?
The Mirage-2000 is a single-engine delta-wing (triangle shaped) fighter jet and it can carry an impressive 14,000lbs of weapons.
During World War II, Bossart moved to Consolidated Vultee Aircraft (Convair), where he contributed to the XP--92 delta-wing, point-defense interceptor design before shifting to management of the Army Air Forces MX--774 experimental long-range rocket program in 1946.
Its distinctive delta-wing design made it a popular favorite, although few could afford the roughly $7,000 fare for the New York-to-London route.
The Rafale is a twin-engine, delta-wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.
For 40 years, Dassault Aviation has been a partner of the UAE, whose air forces have acquired the Mirage 5, Mirage 2000 and, today, the Mirage 2000-9, the most advanced version of the delta-wing multi-role combat aircraft.
With vacant eyes, delta-wing collars and Keith Chegwin haircuts - they grin like the drummer off the Banana Splits.
Synopsis: Developed for the Air Force in the early 1950s as a next-generation interceptor following Convair's pioneering delta-wing F-102, the F-106 excelled in every aspect of the Air Defense Command mission.
Located around the back of the airport, about 20 minutes' drive from the centre of town, Hangar 3 is home to the recently restored then retired Vulcan XH558--the iconic delta-wing jet aircraft that served as the UK's airborne nuclear "peacekeeper" in the Cold War.
Rafale is a delta-wing, multi-role jet fighter designed to conduct air-to-air combat, reconnaissance flights and nuclear bombing missions.
I suspect before the month is out I might find the makings of a delta-wing Gloucester Javelin jet or an old Fifties Mig 15