NASA designated this unique aircraft used for oblique wing research as the AD-1 (Ames/Dryden – 1). (Video: AD-1 Wing pivot in flight : This is just one of the videos available from NASA’s description of the project here.)
An interesting note from the NASA description of this project states: “The oblique wing is still considered a viable concept for large transport aircraft.”
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