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Drag

Drag on an airplane

Drag on an airplane

Credit - NASA

Form drag

Form drag

Credit - Civil Air Patrol

Friction drag

Friction drag

Credit - Civil Air Patrol

Induced drag

Induced drag

Credit - Civil Air Patrol

Jet with wing fillets

Jet with wing fillets

Credit - NASA

Percent of drag from airplane components

Percent of drag from airplane components

Credit - NASA

Reduction in drag since first airplane

Reduction in drag since first airplane

Credit - NASA

   
 



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