Open main menu

A flying wing aircraft is one which has no distinct fuselage or tail. The crew, engines and equipment are housed inside a thick wing, typically showing small nacelles, blisters and other housings.

Contents

ListEdit

Type Country Class Role Date Status Notes
Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 UK Jet Experimental 1947 Prototype Twin engined.
Chyeranovskii BICh-3 USSR Experimental 1926 Prototype
Dassault nEUROn France Experimental UCAV 2012 Prototype Unmanned with stealth capability. Carries two 500lb bombs.
DINFIA IA 38 Argentine Experimental tailless transport aircraft 1960 Prototype
Farrar V-1 Flying Wing US Glider 1962 Prototype
Freel Flying Wing US Glider 1937 Prototype School project
Horten H.I Germany Glider 1933 Prototype
Horten H.II Germany Glider 1935 Prototype
Horten H.III Germany Glider Experimental 1937 Prototype Motorglider
Horten H.IV Germany Glider 1941 Prototype Four built. IV and IVa had a fuselage.
Horten H.Va, b, c Germany 1937 Prototype Two flown. Twin engined. Vb converted into Vc
Horten H.VII Germany Testbed/trainer 1942 Prototype Twin engined
Horten Ho 229 (H.IX) Germany Jet Fighter 1944 Prototype Two flown
Horten H.X Germany Jet Fighter Project
Horten H.XI Germany Glider
Horten H.XII Germany Propeller Experimental Project Powered variant of H IVb with laminar flow wing
Horten H.XIII Germany Jet Fighter Project
Horten H.XIV Glider Experimental
Horten H.XVIII Germany Jet Bomber Project
Horten Parabola Germany Glider Experimental Project Built but not flown.
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel US UAV Stealth surveillance aircraft 1991 Production
McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II US Jet Attack 2007 Project
Northrop B-2 Spirit US Jet Bomber 1989 Production
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider US Jet Bomber Project
Northrop N-1M US Propeller Experimental 1940 Prototype
Northrop N-9M US Propeller Experimental 1942 Prototype 4 flown.
Northrop XP-79 US Jet Fighter 1945 Prototype
Northrop XB-35 & YB-35 US Propeller Bomber 1945 Prototype
Northrop YB-49 US Jet Bomber 1947 Prototype Converted YB-35.
Northrop Grumman Switchblade US UAV 2008 Project
NRC tailless glider Canada Glider Research 1946 Prototype
Putilov Stal-5 USSR Propeller Transport 1933 Project 18 passengers, scale model flown 1935.
Saegheh Iran UAV UCAV 2018 production jet engined
Vought V-173 US Propeller Experimental 1942 Prototype Circular wing.
Vought XF5U US Propeller Fighter 1947 Project Circular wing. Built but not flown.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit