Kyushu J7W1 Shinden (Magnificent Lightning)

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Japan's J7W1 Shinden was the only World War II aircraft of canard configuration that any combatant ordered into production. The original meaning of Canard is obscure but aircraft designers use it to describe an aircraft with the main wing mounted at the rear of the fuselage and a smaller wing fixed to the front.    

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04/10/2019

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Eric Long

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NASM2019-01675

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