Supercritical Wing

A supercritical wing delays the formation and reduces the size of shock waves over the wing at transonic speeds (just below and above the speed of sound), the speeds at which most jetliners fly. All new large jetliners now feature this highly efficient, drag-reducing wing design.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.003
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum