This dissertation is a comparative study of the characteristics of forward swept wings and aft swept wings. It will present a general overview about the purpose of swept wings and how and why it became such a crucial design point for modern aircraft. In this work, the focus is made through four main points: the coefficient of drag for various speed regimes, the stability at crosswind conditions, the structural behaviour under aerodynamic loads and the efficiency of the wing at various angles of attack. Experiments are conducted via CFD and FEA analysis with ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS Mechanical Software whereas the latter experiment is also conducted in a wind tunnel with 3d printed models of the wings. In order to guarantee accurate comparable results, the wing geometry of the models is designed in a way that they are similar in terms of aspect ratio, taper ratio, reference area, span, mean chord, and sweep angle. Through these experiments, this study contrasts specific characteristics of forward sweeping compared to backward sweeping: Firstly, the drag reduction in the transonic regime (between Mach 0.7 and 1.3), the different structural behaviour of the wing (lower bending moment and structural divergence), the slighter yaw-roll coupling and the anhedral behaviour, and finally the enhanced stalling resistance. The dissertation concludes on the potential effective uses of this configuration for air fighters, transport aircraft, and drones.