Model Airplane News
October, 1953

Model Airplane News Cover for October, 1953 by Jo Kotula Short SB-5

Short SB-5
Model Airplane News Cover Art for October, 1953
by Jo Kotula
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The Short SB/5 (WG768) was a "highly unorthodox, adjustable wing" British research aircraft designed by Short Brothers to provide input for the design of the British P.1 Electric Lightning by testing the low speed flight characteristics of various configurations of wing-sweep required for supersonic flight. In addition, the tailplane could be mounted either on top of the fin ("T-tail") or below the fuselage. The tests ultimately confirmed that the original design was an effective configuration for high speed flight.

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