Twisting Thrust for Supermanoeuvrability

Braybrook, Roy
June 2007
Armada International;Jun/Jul2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p42
The article focuses on different thrust vectoring developments. Thrust vectoring implies changes in both jet orientation and throttle setting. Other than increasing in-flight maneuverability, powerful pitch control can provide a stol capability, with take-off rotation at subnormal speeds. This form of thrust vectoring, the turbine-engine offspring of Germany's wartime V-2/A-4 and Wasserfall rocket jet deflecting, needed no great invention.


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