A BWB aircraft is a configuration where the wing and fuselage are integrated which essentially

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A BWB aircraft is a configuration where the wing and fuselage are integrated which essentially results in a large flying wing. BWB aircraft were previously called ‘tailless airplanes’ and ‘Flying-Wing aircraft’. It is an unconventional aircraft design that has continued to attract a great deal of interest due to the promise of great aerodynamic advantages. The conventional wing fuselage configuration has been proven design for many years but, from aerodynamic point of view, is lacking efficiency. The fuselage provides for a great amount of drag while contributing nothing to the lift of the aircraft. This deficiency has always been balanced by the need for an adequate section to hold the passengers and cargo. The idea for the blended wing…show more content…
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