Delta Wing prototype flies | Aviation Week, April 11, 1949


First flight photos of Convair's Delta-Wing Model 7002 research plane taken at Muroc AFB. These photos, blown up from 16mm movie film, show the extremely high angle of attack necessary on takeoff and the tapered stainless-steel tube of the afterburner on the Allison J-33 jet engine. Initial flight tests indicated some difficulties in roll control which have been alleviated through adjustments of the elevons used instead of elevators and ailerons on the Convair Delta-Wing design.