The gull wing is an aircraft's wing configuration with a prominent bend in the wing somewhere along the span, generally near the wing root. Its name is derived from the seabirds which it resembles. It has been incorporated in aircraft for many reasons.
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... The inverted gull wing was developed at the same time and for the same reason as seaplanes ... The inverted gull wing allowed the landing gear to be short, tough, and to retract straight back, improving internal wing space ... Another reason for having an inverted gull wing is to facilitate a large external bomb load, as in the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka ...
... Angling the wings up or down spanwise from root to tip can help to resolve various design issues, such as stability and control in flight ... degrees of dihedral/anhedral on different wings e.g ... the Sopwith Camel had a flat upper wing and dihedral on the lower wing, while the Hanriot HD-1 had dihedral on the upper wing but none on the lower ...
... W198, it was introduced in 1954 as a two-seat sports car with distinctive gull-wing doors and later offered as an open roadster ... The 300SL was best known for its distinctive gull wing doors, first-ever consumer fuel-injection, and world's fastest top speed ... The gull wing version was available from March 1955 to 1957, the roadster from 1958 to 1963 ...
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