tailplane

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  • noun

Synonyms for tailplane

the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged

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The flying tail restored the sensitive pitch control so important to a fighter aircraft's maneuverability, but at a price.
A related difficulty is the extremely sensitive manner in which a jet fighter responds to flying tail movement.
He was testing a prototype of the new MiG-19, predecessor of the MiG-21, and the first MiG to incorporate a flying tail into its design.