Moves to develop a piloted hybrid wing body (HWB) flying demonstrator are gaining traction following powered low-speed wind-tunnel test results and newly completed analysis by Lockheed Martin. The company says the results confirm the concept is scalable to cover a wider range of airlift roles. First unveiled publicly just over three years ago, the Skunk Works-developed HWB combines an aerodynamically efficient blended wing and forebody with a conventional aft fuselage and tail for ...
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