Why Do Backwards Wings Exist?


  1. freaker126

    freaker12625 분 전

    I'm watching this while eating sweet desserts. :p

  2. Andrew Lane

    Andrew Lane3 시간 전

    I used to have a toy plane (maybe GI Joe toy?) that looked like the SU-47. I used to think that it looked cool and futuristic.

  3. Yards Ofsnot

    Yards Ofsnot4 시간 전

    Real Engineering?? Backwards wings?? What are you? A pre-schooler?? lol

  4. brian silva

    brian silva13 시간 전


  5. Razor E

    Razor E13 시간 전

    4:17 ... Saints?

  6. oriolesfan61

    oriolesfan6113 시간 전

    The real story is an aerospace engineer brought home a model of a new aircraft in his briefcase and his son found it and broke off the wings playing with it and snapped them back on backwards and put it back and the next day the engineer went to give his presentation and was horrified but the wind tunnel supervisor was intrigued and gave it a try..

  7. M00N YIN

    M00N YIN13 시간 전

    I'm only shocked and curious on how the Nazi are intellectual while being a bigot.

  8. reschhhhhh

    reschhhhhh21 시간 전

    7:20 nice flying cog

  9. shahrom ab rahman

    shahrom ab rahman23 시간 전

    To look cool.

  10. FBI

    FBI일 전

    It has backwings so it can fly backwards.

  11. Jolan XBL

    Jolan XBL일 전

    ***** The Documentary website subscription is billed annually so you aren't paying 'only 2.99(USD) but actually 19.99USD after the first month.

  12. I'm peech

    I'm peech일 전

    wow! amazing!

  13. Khanh Nguyen Phi

    Khanh Nguyen Phi일 전

    I find backwards wings's aircraft and fighters kinda...........sexy

  14. AnubisXIII

    AnubisXIII일 전

    Because the whole world is running backwards

  15. nicholas flamegun

    nicholas flamegun일 전

    This video presupposes a fair amount of aerodynamic knowledge in the viewer.His description of the different characteristics of straight/swept wings comes across as meaningless jargon if one does not posess this knowledge..I would appreciate a more intuitive exposition of the physics involved.

  16. Toby Cornwall

    Toby Cornwall일 전

    Fair play. If you have to get into aeroelasticity then you know it's going to be difficult to explain.

  17. TMoD7007

    TMoD7007일 전

    7:35 What the fudge???

  18. 90 Lancaster

    90 Lancaster일 전

    I like the idea of the merger of FSW with Blended wing designs - seen in the Sci-fi Movie stealth.

  19. Mov

    Mov일 전

    Could you not just put the ailerons closer to the wing root, rather than sweeping the wings forwards?

  20. some boi who just don't give a damn no more

    some boi who just don't give a damn no more일 전

    And people say war represents the greatest failure of man...

  21. vgpe gana

    vgpe gana일 전

    fluids mechanics, applied aerodynamics

  22. deks räikkönen

    deks räikkönen일 전

    Yeah the SU47 Berkut is so much cooler, like any ACE player knows.

  23. -SMP- scientific method perspective

    -SMP- scientific method perspective일 전

    This is super interesting. Thank you

  24. TheCaptainRudy

    TheCaptainRudy2 일 전

    Why does the spanwise flow occur?

  25. DJAlbertzz 123

    DJAlbertzz 1232 일 전

    My favorite plane in Jane's fighters anthology was the x-29

  26. Andrew C.

    Andrew C.2 일 전

    Incredible direct firehose explanation, well done- but that squeaky hinge sound is PURE EAR RAPE. Do engineers not have ears?

  27. Mastacheifa 118

    Mastacheifa 1182 일 전

    Came here to learn about backwards wings. Instead learned how to make better forwards wings on KSP.

  28. Drew Hurst

    Drew Hurst2 일 전

    Sure it wasn't all those antennas on the nose causing instability? 12:12

  29. WellBeSerious12

    WellBeSerious122 일 전

    Shame these inventions are only used for war.

  30. AriffNZR 2005

    AriffNZR 20053 일 전

    Got lost somewhere in the video. Not knowing is a knowledge.

  31. Raw Bird

    Raw Bird3 일 전

    Your video needs some oil, my ears are bleeding. Great video otherwise.

  32. Disquette

    Disquette3 일 전

    The amount of effort in this video, goodness gracious... well done, Real Engineering, well done.

  33. patrick O'flannigan

    patrick O'flannigan3 일 전

    Why the nails on chalkboard man!

  34. Info Hub

    Info Hub3 일 전

    God bless! needGod.com

  35. Black

    Black2 일 전

    Ray Comfort? Really?

  36. GraniteCityCarguy

    GraniteCityCarguy3 일 전

    Can't stop watching these videos, so informative and well edited. Great content mate, keep it up!

  37. Leon Manson

    Leon Manson4 일 전

    OK befor I even watch this they are not backwards wings as they are positioned forwards (-_-)

  38. RevMatch26

    RevMatch264 일 전

    Awesome video! I have piece of information Id like to add about the P-38. The hydraulics on the P-38 had enough advantage to be able to overcome any aerodynamic stiffening, so that was not the issue. The airflow separation that came from main wing by exceeding the max mach number caused the tails control surface to be caught in a "vacuum". With the hydraulic boosted controls the pilot would have been capable of full elevator deflection, but he lack of air flow over the control surface would make it too ineffective to change the pitch of the aircraft. The only time the P-38 could reach these speeds was when it entered a dive, so if this mach number was reached in the dive to cause the shock wave to form, then there would be almost nothing the pilot could do to regain control as he would be stuck in the dive, unable to pull up with the now useless elevator. From colder (higher) dives the speed of sound is slower, so most of the time get out of the high altitude dive would be that the higher temperatures at lower altitudes would raise the mach number enough to get them out of trans-sonic speeds and regain elevator authority. You can actually find experimental P-38 with an up curved tail boom to try and keep the elevator clear of the "vacuum area", but it proved to be too weak of a structure. The Germans, with there hydraulically advanced aircraft, would eventually figure this out and used this knowledge to be able to escape by diving, knowing the P-38 would not be able to follow them in the dive. Where as the Japanese Zeros did not have hydraulic assistance, so they too were unable to enter a high speed dive, but for the reason of aerodynamic stiffening, so the P-38 dominated the sky where the enemy fighters had no way out.

  39. The Batman

    The Batman4 일 전

    Can-ards not ka-nards

  40. Midnight Mechanic

    Midnight Mechanic4 일 전

    I would like to see an analysis of the ADF-01 Falken's airframe design, and whether it would be the amazing machine that it's shown to be. Gigantic 3D thrust vectoring engines, a vertical airfoil that extends out when landing gear is up, and a glassless cockpit with a long, sharp nose to divert oncoming radar.

  41. Rajat Sinha

    Rajat Sinha4 일 전

    Not once did u mention su 47

  42. Muhammad FaiZ

    Muhammad FaiZ5 일 전

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  43. Sky Bound

    Sky Bound5 일 전

    Top of the morning to ya

  44. Cipher Galm 1

    Cipher Galm 15 일 전


  45. Darkfire Project

    Darkfire Project5 일 전

    Because they look awesome that's why.

  46. Pete Beatminister

    Pete Beatminister5 일 전

    May be we see this kind of design again in the future, for example on hypersonic planes and ultra high altitude planes. The computer stabilising is much less of a problem today as it was in the 80s and 90s. The computers back then just weren't fast enough to handle it properly. The early all-wing planes struggled with that as well, since they were also very unstable when flown manually. Similar the first Apache helicopters. But today any good cell phone has more umphf than the high end computers in the 80s, so its much less of an issue to design a electronic stabiliser system.

  47. Mifune Takumi

    Mifune Takumi5 일 전

    They make anime planes backwards wing a real thing? 🤔

  48. Mifune Takumi

    Mifune Takumi5 일 전

    It's like the Macross series planes

  49. Optillian

    Optillian5 일 전

    Because it looks cool.

  50. NooBMasteR69

    NooBMasteR696 일 전

    The fact that if usa and Russia didn't defeat the nazi's non of their plaens would exist now

  51. Otto Von Bismarck

    Otto Von Bismarck6 일 전

    Sorry but i am unable to understand this nerdy bullshit.

  52. molluscturtle

    molluscturtle6 일 전

    What a beautiful plane that X-29 is. Great video.

  53. bong Scott

    bong Scott6 일 전

    Air burst jets to interrupt the air burst build up by using a small extremely high micro reverse air pressure set around the wings and points to see if you could cancel the sonic boom affect at the point off the bang???and you could add a parachute for RC craft??????

  54. nj1911

    nj19116 일 전

    shouldn't the title be: Why Do Forwards Wings Exist? I guess it's backwards from the norm but they point forwards in the video itself you also call them forward swept wings

  55. Stone Ruano Singh

    Stone Ruano Singh7 일 전

    Skip to 8:45.

  56. IAmAgainst

    IAmAgainst7 일 전

    Is there any military technology that wasn't invented by the Germans?

  57. Nonmassmedia

    Nonmassmedia7 일 전

    That awkward moment when the narrator says "BUT".


    SCARSAC7 일 전

    absolute great programing thank you , you just got a new subscriber

  59. Jaydeep Das

    Jaydeep Das7 일 전


  60. Smoothie Cris

    Smoothie Cris7 일 전

    Can someone explain how modern jets like the f22 deal with supersonic air problems?

  61. Rampy

    Rampy7 일 전

    The chordwise/spanwise flow theory is total bollocks! It's a simple explanation that doesn't explain how the normal shock wave is diminished using sweep. It can be easily disproved.

  62. WgoodT - with good taste

    WgoodT - with good taste7 일 전

    Looks like the "Mockingbird" from Robotech.

  63. Ashja Keira Loberiano

    Ashja Keira Loberiano7 일 전

    reverse engineering..hahaha

  64. Linus Kardell

    Linus Kardell8 일 전

    There is a ton of interlacing in the video.

  65. Linus Kardell

    Linus Kardell8 일 전

    What about delta wings?

  66. Brad Figiel

    Brad Figiel8 일 전

    Look up Hansa Jet HFB320. My former boss imported 3 from Germany and flew Air Cargo in them for many years. More volume then a Lear jet, UPS and FedEx used to stuff em full during the busy season.

  67. PT Hamilton

    PT Hamilton9 일 전

    FSW not 'backwards' dumb sounding title for an engineering channel

  68. Phy

    Phy10 일 전

    I'll stick with my KitFox, thanks.

  69. Tenth Origin Vlogs

    Tenth Origin Vlogs10 일 전

    4:57 meh brin hrts

  70. Clark Hernandez

    Clark Hernandez10 일 전

    Ask superman how he fly

  71. Ethan Fairweather

    Ethan Fairweather11 일 전

    Anyone who reads would know why forward swept wing is bad for stealth. The F-22 uses platform alignment as one of its stealth characteristics. Next to impossible to do that with a forward sweep because of the opposing angle of the wing relative to other structures on the aircraft.

  72. secondgman1201

    secondgman120111 일 전

    Static Stability of an aircraft is determined by the relation of the aerodynamic center (AC) to the center of gravity (CG). Not the relation of the horizontal stabilizer to the CG. The issue with canards is during stall or near stall conditions pitch control can be reduced or lost.

  73. -_- some guy

    -_- some guy12 일 전

    now watching just started, im sure its the shape that gives lift not so much the direction of the wings pointed towards lol

  74. Chippy Steve

    Chippy Steve12 일 전

    Clear explanations supported by top-knotch graphics and serious amounts of research.Spot on.Thanks dude!.

  75. Jexy Diamondback

    Jexy Diamondback12 일 전

    G.I. JOE used the Conquest X-30. Seems funny when you know in reality the design was a fail.

  76. Artur Czerwiński

    Artur Czerwiński12 일 전

    Don't you think that they actually looke like FORWARDS wings...?

  77. JJ

    JJ13 일 전

    The P38 lightning was developed before the war.

  78. antoninus lucretius

    antoninus lucretius14 일 전

    Because someone got drunk ?

  79. John Mehaffey

    John Mehaffey14 일 전

    It's so that you don't know if the plane is coming or going

  80. Every Day Biking

    Every Day Biking14 일 전

    How are you so smart

  81. Freewheeler !

    Freewheeler !14 일 전

    So you can do a reverse park.

  82. rtrThanos Ezekyle Abaddon

    rtrThanos Ezekyle Abaddon14 일 전

    The G.I. Joe Conquest X-30. Imagine being aboard it, when it takes flight. *passes out drunk while the 80s commercial jingle repeats over and over*