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AD-1 wing pivoting in flight

AD-1 wing pivoting in flight

Movie Number   EM-0001-02
Movie Date   Circa 1979 - 1982
Formats   160x120 QuickTime Movie (.7 MB)
320x240 QuickTime Movie (1.5 MB)
480x360 QuickTime Movie (2.4 MB)
640x480 QuickTime Movie (3.9 MB)
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This 21 second movie clip shows the AD-1's wing pivoting in flight.

The Ames-Dryden (AD)-1 was a research aircraft designed to investigate the concept of an oblique (or pivoting) wing.

Keywords   Ames-Dryden; AD-1; Robert T. Jones; Ames Research Center; oblique wing; "scissors" wing; F-14; F-111; B-1; Dryden Flight Research Center; variable sweep; pivoting
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