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Aeronautic terminology in dribs and drabs... <b>T as "Tailless"<b>

Rome, Italy - One of the best examples is the NASA/Boeing X-36

A Tailless aircraft (often tail-less) traditionally has all its horizontal control surfaces on its main wing surface. It has no horizontal stabilizer. A tailless type usually still has a vertical stabilizer and a rudder. NASA, along with Boieng, has recently adopted the tailless description for the novel X-36 research aircraft which has a canard foreplane but no vertical fin. NASA Dryden Flight...

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