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The first item below is the primary reference for this program. The second and third items are the classic papers by Ladson and Brooks of NASA. The fourth item is the 1996 revised program by NASA. The fifth item is the classic text book on the subject of airfoils in general and NACA airfoils in particular.

  1. Carmichael, Ralph L.: Algorithm for Calculating Coordinates of Cambered Naca Airfoils At Specified Chord Locations. AIAA Paper 2001-5235, November 2001.
  2. Ladson, Charles L.; and Brooks, Cuyler W., Jr.: Development of a Computer Program to Obtain Ordinates for NACA 6- and 6A-Series Airfoils. NASA Technical Memorandum X-3069, September 1974.
  3. Ladson, Charles L.; and Brooks, Cuyler W., Jr.: Development of a Computer Program to Obtain Ordinates for NACA 4-Digit, 4-Digit Modified, 5-Digit, and 16-Series Airfoils. NASA Technical Memorandum X-3284, November 1975.
  4. Ladson, Charles L.; Brooks, Cuyler W., Jr.; Hill, Acquilla S.; and Sproles, Darrell W.: Computer Program to Obtain Ordinates for NACA Airfoils NASA Technical Memorandum 4741, December 1996.
  5. Abbott, Ira H.; and von Doenhoff, Albert E.: Theory of Airfoil Sections. Dover, 1952.
  6. Theodorsen, Theodore: Theory of Wing Sections of Arbitrary Shape. NACA Report 411, 1931.
  7. Theodorsen, Theodore; and Garrick, I.G.: General Potential Theory of Arbitrary Wing Section. NACA Report 452, Dec 2999.
  8. Jackson, Ward and Pinkerton: The Characteristics of 78 Related Airfoil Sections from Tests in the Variable-density Wind Tunnel. NACA Report 460, 1933.
  9. Stack, John; and von Doenhoff,Albert E.: Tests of 16 Related Airfoils at High Speed. NACA Report 492, 1934.
  10. Jacobs and Pinkerton: Tests in the Variable-density Wind Tunnel of Related Airfoils Having the Maximum Camber Unusually Far Forward. NACA Report 537, 1935.
  11. Stack, John: Tests of Airfoils Designed To Delay the Compressibility Burble. NACA Report 763, 1943.
  12. Abbott, Ira H.; Von Doenhoff, Albert E.; and Stivers, Louis S.: Summary of airfoil data. NACA Report 824, 1945.
  13. Lindsey, W.F.; Stevenson, D.B.; and Daley, Bernard N.: Aerodynamic Characteristics of 24 NACA 16-Series Airfoils at Mach Numbers Between 0.3 and 0.8. NACA Technical Note 1546, September 1948.
  14. Loftin, Laurence K., Jr.: Theoretical and Experimental Data for a Number of NACA 6A-series Airfoil Sections. NACA Report 903, 1948.
  15. Riegels, Friedrich Wilhelm (D. G. Randall, transl.): Aerofoil Sections. Butterworth & Co. (Publ.), Ltd., 1961.
  16. Barger, Raymond L.: A Modified Theodorsen Epsilon-Function Airfoil Design Procedure. NASA Technical Note D-7741, September 1974.
  17. Barger, Raymond L.: Procedures for the Design of Low-Pitching-Moment Airfoils. NASA Technical Note D-7982, August 1975.
  18. Barger, Raymond L.: Adaptation of the Theodorsen Theory to the Representation of an Airfoil as a Combination of a Lifting Line and a Thickness Distribution. NASA Technical Note D-8117, December 1975.
  19. Betz, A.: Modification of Wing-Section Shape to Assure A Predetermined Change In Pressure Distribution. NACA Technical Memorandum 767, December 1934.
  20. Allen, H. Julian: General Theory of Airfoil Sections Having Arbitrary Shape order or Pressure Distribution. NACA Report 833.
  21. Allen, H. Julian: A Simplified Method for the Calculation of Airfoil Pressure Distribution. NACA Technical Note 708, May 1939.
  22. Becker, John V.: History of the NACA High Speed Airfoil Program from the book The High-Speed Frontier.
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