Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: NASA F-8A Crusader Supercritical Wing Aircraft

Title: 
NASA F-8A Crusader Supercritical Wing Aircraft
Full Description: 
A Vought F-8A Crusader was selected by NASA as the testbed aircraft (designated TF-8A) to install an experimental Supercritical Wing in place of the conventional wing. The unique design of the Supercritical Wing reduces the effect of shock waves on the upper surface near Mach 1, which in turn reduces drag. In this photograph a Vought F-8A Crusader is shown being used as a flying testbed for an experimental Supercritical Wing airfoil. The smooth fairing of the fiberglass glove with the wing is illustrated in this view.
Date: 
03/23/1973
NASA Center: 
Dryden Flight Research Center
Subject Category: 
Aeronautical Research
Keywords: 
Crusader
Audience: 
General Public
facet_where: 
Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
facet_when: 
03-23-1973
facet_when_year: 
1973
Image #: 
EC73-3468
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-002001.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-002001
Center: 
DFRC
Center Number: 
EC73-3468
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-002001
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
digital