Drag which is produced due to lift is called? A. Induced drag

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Drag which is produced due to lift is called?

A. Induced drag

B. Parasite drag

C. Weight

D. Thrust drag

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The doubt is from Aerodynamic Forces topic in chapter Aerodynamics of Aircraft Design

Correct option is A. Induced drag

Easy explanation: Drag which is produced due to lift is called lift induced or simply induced drag. Induced drag is generated due to downwash phenomena. This downwash induces an additional force component which is acting in the opposite direction of the aircraft forward motion. This induced force is called induced drag or lift induces drag.