F-15 flies with missing wing - Lifting Bodies

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The F-15 is something like lifting body , so it could fly without a wing
 

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The F-15 is something like lifting body , so it could fly without a wing
One did fly without one wing

View: https://youtu.be/wxJcEz3h4tU
Plenty of spin-offs from this.....AH - 1944 Germany double aircraft production by only building half an aircraft....

Stealth benefits of only one wing, would you build all left hand wings, or all right hand wings, does that mean you can only attack enemies who are east of you??

and so on...
 

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The F-15 is something like lifting body , so it could fly without a wing
One did fly without one wing

View: https://youtu.be/wxJcEz3h4tU
Plenty of spin-offs from this.....AH - 1944 Germany double aircraft production by only building half an aircraft....

Stealth benefits of only one wing, would you build all left hand wings, or all right hand wings, does that mean you can only attack enemies who are east of you??

and so on...
Asymmetrical designs for drone study first. A gun barrel that runs the length of a scissor wing that shoots out the side? A long lozenge shape rocket that launches vertically but glides down "on its side?"
 

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The F-15 is something like lifting body , so it could fly without a wing
One did fly without one wing

View: https://youtu.be/wxJcEz3h4tU
Plenty of spin-offs from this.....AH - 1944 Germany double aircraft production by only building half an aircraft....

Stealth benefits of only one wing, would you build all left hand wings, or all right hand wings, does that mean you can only attack enemies who are east of you??

and so on...
Asymmetrical designs for drone study first. A gun barrel that runs the length of a scissor wing that shoots out the side? A long lozenge shape rocket that launches vertically but glides down "on its side?"
The rocket is a serious idea, rapid deployment and loitering, stick solar on it and its a goer.
 

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Initially it was political. Uppercu-Burnelli was financed by Arthur Pew, a backer of Wendell Willkie, who ran against Roosevelt. After favorable trials of the Burnelli A-1 with the USAAF Roosevelt was going to give UB a contract, ready to sign, and then found out Pew was involved and then cancelled the contract. Burnelli tried again with the CBY-3 in 1948, but was again denied a contract as the aircraft was considered too old in design. After the war Douglas and Boeing, dominated the market with widescale production of the DC-3/C-47 and B-377/C-97 transport aircraft. Burnelli's ideas, remained for the most part, just ideas after the war.
 

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it is bad that they judged the Brunelli plane to be an outdated concept
By 1948, it was.
The poor thing had served in the FAFL (Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres) in 1942 under its Cunliffe-Owen Clyde Clipper OA-1 incarnation, and even then wasn't a great success.
So, by 1948 after the war's progress, it definitely was obsolete.

Maybe the concept of lifting body wasn't, but that design of a plane, yes.
 

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