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- Jun 25, 2014
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Can you provide details of the distinction between HWB and BWB, and who says so - especially who says so with any authority? For example you recently suggested the Airbus MAVERIC is a hybrid, though all the authoritative Airbus statements describe it as blended. On what grounds can you trump the authority of Airbus?There are hybrid wing bodies (HWB) and Blended Wing Bodies (BWB).
This is a serious query, I am quite prepared to believe that there is a difference, as long as it has some weight of authority behind it. For example one might suggest that the traditional BWB may have a tail, while the more recent HWB is basically a tailless BWB - or whatever.
The term "flying wing" has a well established technical meaning and it does not include either of them, though it does embrace the B-2 - probably as the classic example due to its operational fame. Mind you, the term "hot rod" is pretty well defined too. I guess both phrases also share the property of being widely abused.Saying Flying Wing is like sayin my car is Hot Rod