In this page there is this image:

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Is it a concept model or a real model?
If this is the latter, then are there real aircraft with such wings?

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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean by wings fixed the wrong way? $\endgroup$
    – aeroalias
    Aug 19, 2016 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ @aeroalias they appear to be installed backwards. Usually the leading edge of the wing makes an angle with the fuselage (sweep angle), and the trailing edge is more perpendicular. $\endgroup$
    – kevin
    Aug 19, 2016 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ Note that plenty of aircraft even have forward-swept leading edges. For example Ka-13 glider had this to allow flexibility in balance. $\endgroup$
    – Andy
    Aug 19, 2016 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ It's now a collector's item, like this U.S. stamp with an upside down Jenny. $\endgroup$ Aug 19, 2016 at 15:08
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    $\begingroup$ @mins, by wrong,way, do you mean forward sweep wing? $\endgroup$
    – Manu H
    Aug 19, 2016 at 15:39

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It looks like the Cessna Citation II of which hundreds were built.

Cessna Citation II

By Adrian Pingstone - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2971403

The wing profile is trapezoidal, as can be seen in the image below.

cessna top view

Image from avistar.org

This kind of wing design is found in a number of aircraft, for example the other Cessna Citation series aircraft and the Embraer Phenom 100.

Phenom 100

By Josh Beasley from USA - Private - Embraer Phenom 100 - N629AS (26/365)Uploaded by tm, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25761759

  • $\begingroup$ How deceptive is the image I posted regarding the angles! (and Wikipedia's even more!) Thanks for providing this very useful answer. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Aug 19, 2016 at 14:43

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