lifting body


lifting body
Any body or shape of a fuselage of an aircraft that produces lift. If it is the main or chief source for lift, such a device can fly without wings. Hypersonic aircraft and spacecraft use lifting bodies.
NASA hypersonic researeh vehicle.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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