Accession Number : AD0779041

Title :   Additional Studies, Variable Camber Wing - Phase I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 73-Jan 74,

Corporate Author : BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WASH RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gould,Douglas K.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A smooth variable camber wing system using flexible skins has been designed for fighter and attack airplanes. Comparisons of this system with other systems such as leading edge slats, plain flaps, canards and the box wing illustrate its overall performance superiority. Estimates of the performance improvements which result when smooth curved variable camber flaps are applied to the F-8, F-4, A-7, F-14, and S-3 show that any of these aircraft could benefit from the addition of this system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet aircraft, *Variable incidence wings, Camber, Jet fighters, Antisubmarine aircraft, Leading edges, Aerodynamic configurations

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE