The Burnelli Web Site
Todays 'new concept' was designed over 60 years ago
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(Dr. Munk was a premier Aero-dynamicist during the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's[more]):

The superior performance of the Burnelli plane is not in any way obtained by sacrificing a low landing speed. On the contrary, the Burnelli plane has a lower wing loading and in consequence will definitely land much slower than the conventional plane. It is doubtful whether the high landing speed of the conventional plane will make it suitable for commercial operations.

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