Luftwaffe Confidential

Fundamentals of Modern Aeronautical Design

The Book

The main idea of the book is not only to show the Germans projects developed beteween 1939 and 1945, but relate them to the main changes in the aeronautical design and it’s reflection up to now in the civil and military area among other area.

A Some of the subjects of the book:

swept wing, swept back wings, growing wings,
tailless, V tail (butterfly tail), T tail,
parasite airplanes, vtol, flying wings,…

Note!

An important point is that, it is not a political book. It’s only about research and development.

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Contents

Foreword | Introduction

Foreword written by Capitain Eric Melrose “Winkle” Brown

1. Aerodynamics

Swept back wings.
Swept forward wings
Crescent wings.
Variable sweep wings
Oblique wings
“W” wings.
Variable incidence wings
Delta wings
Other
aerodynamic innovation
Datafiles

2. Configuration

Tailless aircraft
Flying wings
Twin fuselage aircraft.
Assymetric aircraft
Butterfly tail
“T” tail.
Further projects in
Argentina
Ta 183 descendants
Canards
Datafiles

3. VTOL

Convertaplanes
Coleopter aircraft
Datafiles

4. Special missions

The Packplane
Parasite aircraft
Spyplanes
Rocket planes
miniature fighters
Mistel – composite aircraft
Datafiles.

Bibliography

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