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The delta wing is a type of wing which goes from the middle or even the front of the aircraft and ends just in the tail. Most delta wing aircraft do not have a horizontal tail unit, as the elevators are fitted to the main wing, one exception being the MiG-21 (see below). It's commonly seen in supersonic aircraft due to it's air-flow resistant shape, ad derives it's name from the similarity to the shape of the Greek letter D.


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  1. Commonly described as a tailed delta aircraft. One example, the Analog 144, was fitted with a scaled down version of the delta wing developed for the Tu-144.
  2. Uses what is known as a 'Double Delta' wing - basically one wing in front of the other.