Northrop F-5 alternate wing configurations

Hi,

from NASA,the F-5 delta wing and also trapezoidal wing
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19850015397_1985015397.pdf
 

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Fascinating...I'm just curious....How would twin tails affect the delta wing configuration? Or perhaps canards, even? I just recieved an inspiration :eek:.
 
That's close. What I was thinking was keeping the original planform at the top of the thread. But canting the tails outward, a la F/A-18 or the Iranian Shageh. And maybe, just maybe, have them project a little futher out past the tail a little bit, a la F-22.
 
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You sure that's a delta wing? Looks like a standard F-5 wing with a bit more sweepback.
 
HeavyG said:
You sure that's a delta wing? Looks like a standard F-5 wing with a bit more sweepback.

Well there are four distinct wing designs displayed in these pics. The first one shows low delta wings (72-4474,-4477), the second one shows high-rooted delta wings in pretty much the same fashion as the much earlier N-102 Fang project (72-8168/8169). The third one has swept-wings, indeed (72-4476,-4478). The fourth one has straight wings in a high position, much like the F-104 but longer (72-8122/8123).
 

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