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Old 24th Jun 2013, 04:10
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Originally Posted by JG54
I must admit that, as with viffing, I'm struggling to think of much real world utility for thrust vectoring outside of losing control surfaces
Well, in canard configuration you get better direct force control (DFC) and lower approach speeds.
Also, TVNs appear to offer some improvements in speed and reduction in consumption, both of which can come handy.
And of course, you get to do PS flip-flops which always look great on airshow.
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