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How do jet fighter wings generate lift since they are very thin?

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Jet fighter aircraft are very different than typical commercial airplanes, but they still share the basic principles of flying. One of the most important aspects of fighter jets is their ability to go fast. By making the wings thinner, jets are able to move more quickly. One other advantage to thin wings is that they do not have as much stability as thick wings. This way, fighter jets can do tricky maneuvers in the sky.  But even with thinner wings, fighter jets are still able to produce lift by using an airfoil shape and Bernoulli's Principle.

Categories: Forces of Flight