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Swept wings: the breakthrough to modern aviation
The fact that intercontinental air travel with acceptable flight times is an everyday occurrence today is due to an apparently simple idea: the swept wing. Seventy years ago, the advantages of a swept wing in comparison to an unswept one was experimentally demonstrated for the first time at the Aerodynamic Research Institute in Göttingen, the precursor of today's German Aerospace Center (DLR).
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