delta wing


delta wing
A wing plan form that is shaped like a triangle, or a delta (D). In this type of wing, there is an extreme amount of sweep back on the leading edges, and a trailing edge that is practically perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. A delta wing aircraft may be part of a tailplane, or it may be tail-less. This plan form is used on supersonic aircraft. See delta (iii).

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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