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Related to sweptwing: delta wing, Forward swept wing


Having sweptback wings. Used of an aircraft.
A sweptback wing.


(Aeronautics) (of an aircraft, winged missile, etc) having wings swept (usually) backwards



(of an aircraft or winged missile) having sweptback wings.
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Adj.1.sweptwing - (of an aircraft) having sweptback wings; "a sweptwing aircraft"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
swept - possessing sweep; "the sleek swept wings of the plane"
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The MiG-15 was one of the first successful sweptwing jet fighters.
Readers may also wish to consult Monika Renneberg and Mark Walter's Science, Technology, and National Socialism; Ernst Hirschel, Horst Prem, and Gero Madelung's Aeronautical Research in Germany from Lilienthal until Today; and Hans-Ulrich Meier's German Development of the Sweptwing, 1935-1945, all of which add important insight into the structure, goals, and methodology of German prewar and wartime research, and its influence on the force-structure and capabilities of the Luftwaffe.
(7) Again, with an eye toward speed and range, the rear sweptwing offers a unique way of increasing lift without increasing weight.
There is no recovery from an inverted fiat spin in a sweptwing jet, so at 10,000 feet Blackwood hit the ejectionseat button.