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Lockheed unveil next generation HWB airlifter concept

Aviation Week revealed Lockheed Martin's next generation airlifter design called the Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) concept, that promises drastic reduction in operating cost. ( More...

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Where is the extraordinary difference with the Boeing-NASA X-48B ? (the scale model flew 8 years ago !)

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If your point is that this is not a 'new' concept, you are correct. In fact even the 'early' Boeing 'blended wing' publicity was not new. The 'body as wing' concept originated with Vincent Burnelli in the early 1920s, and patents were issued at that time frame for this and many other supporting aerodynamic concepts coming to the fore in the last two decades.


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