Drawing: Cobra Drawing: Cobra


The gradual diminishing of the width of a wing from its base to the tip is wing taper. Aircraft may have the leading, trailing, or both edges of the wing tapered or the wing may be untapered (see the following illustration).

Drawing: Wing Tapers


Wing tip shapes are determined by the manner in which the leading and trailing edges of a wing meet. The following illustration shows wing tip shape classifications.

Drawing: Wing Tip Shape Classifications

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