In a message dated 2/16/99 10:57:16 PM Central Standard Time, Ian@Goddard.net writes:
> The wing has the most aerodynamically favorable shape
A wing is optimized for lift. An "ogiveal" shape is optimized for rapid transit thru a fluid medium.. That's why the nose of a large (subsonic) aircraft , or sub,..is shaped similarly to that of a bomb...or raindrop.
A wing is shaped vaugely like a leaf. Recall what a leaf does when dropped?