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Questions tagged [blended-wing]

Is an airplane configuration where there is no clear distinction between the fuselage and the wing.

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Why are there no cargo aircraft with “flying wing” design?

From that I have seen so far, the "flying wing" design (like the one of B-2 Spirit and Northrop YB-49) has superior performance but also a few notable problems that make it difficult to use for ...
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What is this plane shown on the 'Blended wing body' Wikipedia page?

(wikimedia.org via wikipedia.org) What is the second plane from left, between the 757 and the B-2?
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What are the effects of angle of attack on turbines in composed delta wings with jets in upper side?

: a layperson doubt. What would happen during take-off and landing of a machine as Boeing X-48, because of the high angle of attack, the steep attitude of the airplane: would this difficult air supply ...
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What would it take to bring a more efficient lifting-body airplane design (possibly a BWB) to commercial market? [duplicate]

I know that the MAIN reason Boeing and Airbus are held back on this is the development costs. It costs a lot to even develop a slightly new design, let alone mass manufacturing it. But that's the ...
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Why don't plane wings start at the front of a plane and end at the back?

This is what some people think the SR 72 will look like. If a plane wing was attached to the whole fuselage, couldn't it have a shorter wing span? If it had a shorter wingspan it would be less of a ...
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Why do BWB designs typically put the engines in the rear?

A Blended Wing Body aircraft looks something like this: In fact, every true BWB concept model I've seen puts the engines in the rear. Why is this? Can't they be hanging from the wings on pylons? I'm ...
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What are some disadvantages that come with a design like a B-2 spirit bomber?

Here is a B-2 Spirit: source Source Many different things can get in the way with a design like a B-2. Although it has really good stealth and looks, does it have any disadvantages that come with ...
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Why are there no blended-wing passenger airplanes in operation?

Blended wings are more beneficial when it comes to fuel efficiency increase and noise reduction. However, no manufacturer has decided to produce these airplanes for major airline operation so far. ...