Author: Charles A. Mendenhall
Delta Wings. Convair's High-Speed Planes of the Fifties & Sixties
Size: 26.6 MB
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Sensational to look at, radical in design and embodying the latest aerodynamics of the period, Convair's delta-shaped aircraft were some of the fastest and most complex planes in the air during the fifties and sixties. DELTA WINGS provides a first time in-depth look at these planes — outstanding examples from one of the two competing schools of fighter design during this period. Supersonic speed in level flight, Whitcomb's "coke bottle" area rule, the super high performance B-58 Hustler, quantum leaps in aircraft performance, the advent of high technology electronics, missiles versus guns and Lockheed's conventional designs versus Convair's deltas.