The Short SB 4 Sherpa

by Daniel Russ on July 6, 2018

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Aviation engineers were beginning to work on ways of reducing the drag on swept wing aircraft configurations.  One radical wing configuration was born to maintain a constant angle of incidence.

The Sherpa, had a single wing and no rear horizontal stabilizers. The wing had  rotating tips on wingtip elevator/airlerons. The hope was to create wing stability at extremely high speeds.

It was as they say “a bit dodgy”.

It was powered by two Blackburn turbojets. 

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