Spinning Wing Lifts Plane


June 1963…

Spinning wing lifts plane.

A rotating annular wing, according to this recent Lockheed patent, would act as a gyro to stabilize a plane in supersonic flight.

The wing’s upper and lower surfaces would provide lift, and centrifugal force would deliver fuel to ramjet engines in the wings.

Intake air flow would be smoothed as it broke around the nose.

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