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The subject of turbojet airplane range is handled in many classical texts, such as Reference 1. Generally, it is assumed that the wing area has already been chosen from stalling speed considerations, and the range is specified by the product of the parameters L/D and cruise speed. When
the wing area is a variable, however, as for a VTOL aircraft where stall speed is unimportant, it is desirable to re‐examine the basic range equation to establish an optimum value of wing area.
Technical Department, Hughes Tool Company — Aircraft Division, Culver City, California
Publication date: April 1, 1965
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