Re: A3XX vs B747-600 (was: Airbus lawsuit coming?)

From:         Art Intemann <ajintemann@earthlink.net>
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
Date:         11 Aug 96 00:03:58 
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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.