posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 05:03 PM
Back in the Eighties NASA was involved in the Mission Adaptive wing programme, the MAW had no flaps or ailerons but the wing itself flexed along the
leading and trailing edge, like a very advanced form of wing warping, leaving completely smooth and unbroken upper and lower surfaces.
I know that prototype wings were flown on a converted F-111 and the technology was part of the research programme towards the ATF "and other fighter
programnmes", whatever that meant. Clearly neither the F-22 or F-23 use the fruits of this reasearch so I was wondering if anyone knew what became of
it. Was it a failure, or has it gone 'black'?