Tailless Aircraft

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Karl Nickel
  • Michael Wohlfahrt
  • Eric Brown
    • Print ISBN 9780340614020

    Description

    The book discusses the full range of tailless designs, from hanggliders to the US 'Stealth Bomber', and includes a detailed look at particularly significant designs. The authors' own experience in this field allows them to explain and illustrate the topic in a way that will both appeal to the enthusiast and satisfy the professional aerodynamicist's need for academic rigour: a rare mix of sound science and first hand experience.

    Readership

    University and technical libraries with aeronautical interest; postgraduate and postdoctoral aeronautical researchers; flight enthusiasts for powered flight, gliders, hanggliders, microlights and aeronautical history; designers of model aircrafts.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction * Aerodynamic basic principles * Stability * Control * Flight characteristics * The design of sweptback flying wings: I. Optimisation II. Fundamentals III. Special problems * Hanggliders * Flying models * Fables, misjudgements and prejudices, fairy tales and myths * Discussion of representative tailless aircraft * Bibliography * Name, aircraft and subject index.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    512
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 1994
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780340614020

    About the authors

    Karl Nickel

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Former Professor of Practical and Applied Maths, University of Freiburg, Germany

    Eric Brown

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Test Pilot and Former President of the Royal Aeronautical Society