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Aviation Photo #1152445 Vought TF-8A/SCW Crusader - NASA

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F-8 Supercritical Wing Aircraft. This research aircraft was the first airplane to demonstrate the transonic performance capabilities of a supercritical wing. This airplane demonstrated a drag-rise Mach number of 0.96 at cruise lifting conditions. The resulting technology base permitted an increase in cruise Mach number for transport aircraft from approximately 0.8 to above 0.9. Wings of this type are now routinely utilized on all new military and commercial transport aircraft. [Text by Nasa]
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    April 14, 2005
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