Flying Wing Aircraft
Aviation | History
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 typified by their lack of a true tail section and can also lack vertical surfaces. The wings are further blended into the fuselage, the arrangement promoting a large-area vair ehicle in which the internal volume is greater than a conventionally-arranged aircraft. Flying wings generally exhibit longer operational ranges, stronger handling characteristics (due to increased drag and lift), and carry more fuel and armament. Classic examples of flying wings are the German World War 2-era Horten Go 229 and the modern-day Northrop Grumman B-2 'Spirit' stealth bomber. Many in-service and upcoming UAV forms are also relying more and more on the flying wing arrangement.
There are a total of [ 27 ] Flying Wing Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.