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Silvin #1 Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:14 PM

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I just watched an interesting documentary on the advantages and disadvantages of backwards swept wings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN6vGxyMcVU


It is especially interesting in light of the new German bombers - they are even mentioned in the video.



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no_habla_ingles #2 Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:16 PM

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thx Silvin that was very nice 

InfiniZ3ro #3 Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:12 PM

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Saved for later.  I'll definitely check this out.  Thx

ClosedCoffin #4 Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:20 PM

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Fascinating, thanks

And interesting the Ju-287 was designed this way not so much for improved wing performance but to get the  bombay closer to the planes center of gravity.

Edited by ClosedCoffin, 14 August 2019 - 10:22 PM.

Deltavee #5 Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:28 PM

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Thanks for the post Silvin.  It was very interesting.  One of the things that was left out was the fact that it was thought that the inherently unstable nature of the plane could be used in fairly radical moves that a conventional fighter airplane could not hope to match.  The redundant computers were vital because at speed if all three computers went down, the aircraft would rip itself to pieces immediately and quite violently.

Excellent vid.  I've known about the plane and its Russian counterpart for quite some time but had no idea about the flight characteristics of the wings.

Much appreciated,


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