NASA F-8 Supercritical Wing Collection
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center
5.85 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
National Air and Space Museum Archives
The supercritical wing concept was developed by Dr. Richard T. Whitcomb of the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Whitcomb's airfoil was designed to delay formation of shock waves at high speeds.