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Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story

Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story

by R. Dale Reed, Chuck Yeager (Foreword by), Darlene Lister

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Tells the story of the most unusual flying machines ever flown, the lifting bodies. Covers the 12-year period from 1963 to 1975 in which 8 different lifting-body configurations flew. A lifting body is basically a wingless vehicle that flies due to the lift generated by the shape of its fuselage. Over those 12 years, Reed experienced the story as it unfolded day by

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