Metal used to manufacture aircraft wings

 

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    Guru Prasanth
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    What metal is used to manufacture aircraft wings? Is it aluminium?

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    Surjeet Sankararaj
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    At the beginning, airplanes had wings made of wood.

    As time passed, wings made of steel were used. Though steel wings were rigid, they produced a lot of turbulence.

    Today, the wings of several common airplanes are made of aluminium (with a skin of fabric or other composite material).

    Some special planes (like military aircraft) use wings made of carbon composite panels.

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