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  • Flying Wing Aircraft From Origin to Present Day

    Flying Wing Aircraft From Origin to Present Day

    The flying wing has long since been on the mind of aeronautical engineers - certainly long before the arrival of the famous Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.





    Flying Wing Aircraft are typically defined by their lack of a true tail section and sometimes also lack any vertical surfaces of any kind. The fuselage is also well-blended to the wing structures and, altogether, the design promotes a large-area vehicle in which the internal volume is greater than a conventionally-arranged aircraft. Flying wings will generally exhibit longer ranges, strong handling characteristics and carry more fuel and armament thanks to their internal volume.


    There are a total of (22) Flying Wing Aircraft From Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth AW52
    Armstrong Whitworth AW52
    Type: Experimental Flying Wing
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Systems Taranis
    BAe Systems Taranis
    Type: Technology Demonstrator / Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607
    Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607
    Type: Flying Wing Fighter Design Study
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
    Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
    Type: Jet-Powered Medium Fast Bomber Concept
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Horten Ho IX / Ho 229
    Horten Ho IX / Ho 229
    Type: Jet-Powered Flying Wing / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Horten Ho X
    Horten Ho X
    Type: Flying Wing Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Horten Ho XVIII (Amerika Bomber)
    Horten Ho XVIII (Amerika Bomber)
    Type: Heavy Bomber Flying Wing Proposal
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
    Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
    McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
    Type: Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Proposal
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me 329 (Zerstorer)
    Messerschmitt Me 329 (Zerstorer)
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer / Ground Attack Aircraft Proposal
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
    Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
    Type: Multirole Heavy Flying Wing Aircraft Proposal
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    Type: Strategic Heavy Bomber / Stealth Bomber
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-180
    Northrop Grumman RQ-180
    Type: Reconnaissance Stealth UAV
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
    Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47B
    Northrop Grumman X-47B
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop N-1M
    Northrop N-1M
    Type: Flying Wing Research Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop N-9M
    Northrop N-9M
    Type: Flying Wing Prototype
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    Type: Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XP-79
    Northrop XP-79
    Type: Bomber-Rammer / Bomber-Interceptor
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YB-49
    Northrop YB-49
    Type: Flying Wing Bomber
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
    Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
    Type: Experimental Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    Type: Experimental Fighter Aircraft