I have always wondered about this. I happen to love jets with overhead wings and T-type tails. The Avro and BAe 146's, and the military c-5's and c-17's are all great looking.
As I understand, these types of a/c are good with short take off and landing performance. I am not an aerodynamics engineer so don't berate me just yet.
However, if they truly are better for t/o and landing, why aren't more a/c designed in the same way?
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