From: Art Intemann <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc. Date: 11 Aug 96 00:03:58 References: 1 2 3 4
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> certainly Aurbus wings _look_ a lot more conservative, with less > sweepback, and correspondingly lower speed (sweepback affects the > critical Mach number of the wing), so the issue isn't going to be > getting the wing to carry the beast, or if it is, the problem is > going to affect Airbus equally if not more so. Critical Mach number is perhaps more affected by chord than sweepback.