Secret Projects.Flying Wings & Tailless Aircraft – Book “Secret Projects. Aircraft of the Flying Wing and Tailless Type ”talks about the development of flying vehicles of unusual designs.
Experiments to create aircraft of non-traditional designs have been carried out in different countries throughout the history of aviation. Using this configuration, the designers pursued different goals at different times – in the past, increasing flight data, carrying capacity and maneuverability, today the flying wing scheme is used to reduce the effective reflection surface of an aircraft in stealth technology, which, in combination with a special coating, makes it less visible to radar.
Many airlines have built and developed prototypes of tailless and flying wings. Of the production vehicles, the most famous are the German Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet and the American deck-based Douglas F4D-1 Skyray and Vought F7U-1 Cutlass.