Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Flying Wing Aircraft...

For some reason I have always been fascinated with any form of transportation design whether it was cars, boats, planes or trains.

The evolution of the flying wing aircraft is amazing.  Having a solid wing design cuts down on noise, resistance and increased stability. It also benefits from a enormous payload capacity, and much larger fuel capacity.

Pictured below are a early prototype for the B2 and in the second image is the B2 Bomber.  The last three images are of a Boing Prototype flying wing airplane in the last three shots.

Northrop Aircraft Company pioneered the flying-wind design and built the YB-49, which first flew in 1947.

The B2 bomber is a descendent of the Northrop YB-49. 

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