# Should we have a [flying-wing] tag?

As the title asks, should we have a tag for questions about flying wing aircraft?

A simple search for "flying wing" on the main site brings up over 900 results.

If yes, should we also consider potential synonyms like [tailless]?

Sounds like a good idea to me. I could definitely imagine someone thinking "I want to learn more about flying wings" or "I want to answer some questions about flying wings."

But I also feel like it'd make more sense to have the tag be called or instead of . If we created , we wouldn't have a tag we could apply to other tailless aircraft; but if we created , we could apply that tag to flying wings.

The tag description could be something like: Any aircraft that doesn't have a horizontal stabilizer or any other horizontal surface besides its main wing.

A few observations:

• Flying wings are a proper subset of tailless (only one horizontal airfoil) aircraft.
• Flying wing is the more popular term.

Google books ngram viewer says that tailless is hundreds of times more common, but that must refer to animals. "Flying wing" has a blip from 1939 to 1945.

• During World War II, a "wing of fighters" was the aircraft version of a "flock of crows". Aug 11 '19 at 5:10
• Even today a wing can be a collection of squadrons. rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/8-wing/index.page Aug 11 '19 at 14:03

Does the existing count? Perhaps we should discuss its related terms: What should the master term be? And shall we include the terms @TannerSwett mentioned in their response as more synonyms to whichever master term we decide on?

• A blended-wing airplane aka Blended Wing Body might have a tail. A tailless airplane might not be a BWB. The terms are independent, Northrop's famous types notwithstanding. Aug 9 '19 at 17:01