Definition of sweepback in English:
The angle at which an aircraft’s wing is set back from a right angle to the body.
- The wing sweepback angle varies from 16° to 69°, with respect to the wing leading edge with four outer-wing panel fixed positions of 16°, 35°, 45° and 69°.
- Physically, the new wing will have a higher aspect ratio and a more pronounced sweepback angle, allowing for more efficient high-speed cruise performance.
- The German introduction of the turbojet engine and moderate wing sweepback to improve high-speed flight performance was matched by Allied developments.
Definition of sweepback in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Pakistan