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An-72/An-74 Wing - Supercritical?  
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2153 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

When the An-72 first flew in the 1970s, supercritical wings were a trend in commercial aircraft design. Is the An-72/An-74 wing a supercritical design?

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Looks like a pretty normal wing to me. I fact, I would say that a supercritical wing probably won't work as well when trying to get the "Caonda" effect (sp?) from the thrust being passed over the upper surface of the wing.


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