- 26 May 2006
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Matej said:I think that the term "boomerang" was used only because the author of the article didn't hear the term "flying wing". The same as circle wing aircraft were named "flying saucers".
Heroic. Quite.This unconventional and even heroic project had been based on the patient work which had been done by Leadbetter and Brazenose between 1919 and 1942 at the R.A.E. on the autorotative characteristics of an F.E.2b with varying incidences and tailplane settings. The work was still incomplete, since the establishment had unfortunately run out of its supply of F.E. airframes.
Arjen said:This one came up in 2015, as you can see in the first entry of this thread:
It was a bit of fun from the Flight editors.
Slightly worrying that Ailes swallowed this hook, line and sinker.