duke
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Tiny Delta Jet?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:08 pm

Once, I saw a flyer with aircraft for sale. One was a little private jet but the surprising thing was, it was shaped like a delta-winged fighter jet, only little. What companies make delta-winged private jets?
 
fritzi
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RE: Tiny Delta Jet?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:51 pm

Im pretty sure that there are no biz jets with delta wings, as delta wings are only used on supersonic aircraft.

99.9% sure.
 
duke
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RE: Tiny Delta Jet?

Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:07 pm

I don't think it's a bizjet. More of a sportplane or just to get any 1 or 2 persons from point A to B.
 
srbmod
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RE: Tiny Delta Jet?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:06 am

Closest, I could find isthe McDonnell-Douglas 220:


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Photo © Peter de Groot



A little better picture:


http://www.boeing.com/history/mdc/graphics/hist073b.htm

[Edited 2004-02-06 00:07:16]
 
jwenting
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RE: Tiny Delta Jet?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:49 pm

Sukhoi and an American businessjet manufacturer (I think it was Beech) planned to build a supersonic businessjet a few years ago and might still be working on it.
It was supposed to have a delta wing configuration.
I wish I were flying
 
DeltaJAX
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RE: Tiny Delta Jet?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:39 pm

Srbmod- is that a delta wing? wouldnt that be a swept back wing?
 
MD-90
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RE: Tiny Delta Jet?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:04 pm

That is not a delta wing, it's just a regular wing with a pretty decent sweepback and some big honkin' engines underneath (reminds me of a B-58).

I would say you might have seen a Delta Dyke, but those are piston singles, not jets. I have no idea. I thought about the ViperJet, but it has fairly conventional wings.