P-80 question (wing thickness)

P-80 question (wing thickness)

Joined: December 29th, 2002, 11:19 am

September 5th, 2011, 8:47 am #1

It is written that the P-80B introduced a thinner airfoil, utilizing thicker wing skins. I don't really care about skin thickness- it stands to reason they'd have to increase it. But does anyone have any documentary evidence that there really was a thinner wing introduced?

bob

p.s. Bonus question: would anyone care to submit suggestions for a paint scheme? I'm partial to the early ones in grey, but also like the Navy paint (would be fun to do a "matched set" with T-33... err, TV) and I'm considering something out of the ordinary.
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Joined: May 10th, 2005, 10:47 pm

September 5th, 2011, 6:03 pm #2

Angelucci (The American Fighter) writes that the B wing was thinner. Baugher http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/p80_5.html) emphatically states that it was not. Based on the specs I was able to find, it looks to me like the P/F-80 and T-33 wings all had a NACA 65,213 airfoil (13% thick).
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Joined: December 29th, 2002, 11:19 am

September 6th, 2011, 10:12 am #3

Thanks, I wonder where the "fact" originated? (n/t)
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Joined: May 24th, 2005, 12:30 pm

September 6th, 2011, 5:03 pm #4

Possibly someone's guess at what made the P-80R go faster? NT
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September 7th, 2011, 10:53 am #5

Hmm, interesting idea! (n/t)
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