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DFS 40

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The DFS 40 (originally developed as the Delta V) was a tail-less research aircraft designed by Alexander Lippisch in 1937 as a follow-on to his Delta IV aircraft. [1]

10 relations: Alexander Lippisch, Argus As 8, Center of mass, Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug, Flying wing, Heini Dittmar, Lippisch Delta IV, Messerschmitt, Nazi Germany, Spin (aerodynamics).

Alexander Lippisch

Alexander Martin Lippisch (November 2, 1894 – February 11, 1976) was a German aeronautical engineer, a pioneer of aerodynamics who made important contributions to the understanding of tailless aircraft, delta wings and the ground effect, and also worked in the U.S. His most famous designs are the Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket-powered interceptorReitsch, H., 1955, The Sky My Kingdom, London: Biddles Limited, Guildford and King's Lynn, and the Dornier Aerodyne.

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Argus As 8

The Argus As 8 was a four-cylinder, air-cooled, inverted inline aircraft engine produced in Germany by Argus Motoren in the 1930s.

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Center of mass

In physics, the center of mass of a distribution of mass in space is the unique point where the weighted relative position of the distributed mass sums to zero, or the point where if a force is applied it moves in the direction of the force without rotating.

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Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug

The Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug ("German Research Institute for Sailplane Flight" or "German Institute for Glider Research"), or DFS, was formed in 1933 to centralise all gliding activity in Germany, under the directorship of Professor Georgii.

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Flying wing

A flying wing is a tailless fixed-wing aircraft that has no definite fuselage.

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Heini Dittmar

Heini Dittmar (March 30, 1912, Bad Kissingen, Unterfranken, Germany – April 28, 1960 near Mülheim an der Ruhr, West Germany) was a record-breaking German glider pilot.

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Lippisch Delta IV

Alexander Lippisch's Delta IV was a continuation of his work on delta wing designs pioneered in his Delta I, Delta II and Delta III aircraft.

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Messerschmitt AG was a German aircraft manufacturing corporation (AG) named after its chief designer Willy Messerschmitt and known primarily for its World War II fighter aircraft, in particular the Bf 109 and Me 262.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Spin (aerodynamics)

A spin is a special category of stall resulting in autorotation about the vertical axis and a shallow, rotating, downward path.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DFS_40

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