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- 2 January 2006
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Royal Navy Hunter T7 WF310 FRADU late 1980's
Freightdog P1101 conversion fitted to Revell Hunter FGA9 uing the Airfile RN Hunter Decal Set
It would make the nose-to-tail area distribution closer to the optimum Sears-Haack shape for minimum wave drag. Several contemporary aircraft, eg F-102, had lumps and bumps added for that purpose, process known as area-ruling.Apparently the side by side version was faster than equivalent single seaters, something to do with the airflow around the wider forward fuselage reducing drag. I wish I could remember where I read that.