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Aerospace Information about missile control surfaces.

  1. Jan 1, 2009 #1
    I need some good amount of information regarding the types of control surfaces being used to control and maneuver the missiles. i couldn't find this stuff on my own. so, please help me.
    thanks in anticipation

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  3. Jan 2, 2009 #2
    Try Google or Googlescholar

    keywords, "fins".
  4. Jan 5, 2009 #3


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    There are many different types of control surfaces, not just fins, many quite impressive. Tabs can be inserted into the nozzle aft of the throat to vector the thrust. I have also seen series of perforations in the nozzle itself. Opening and closing selected section of perforations can vector the thrust as well.

    There are some cool designs out there, particularly for missiles.
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