dive brake


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Related to dive brake: dive flaps
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a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft

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The invention, known as Variable Ballistic Coefficient, or VBC slowing, closes the vehicle's dive brakes over an altitude band of about 75,000 feet in this instance, and over a period of time of about 20 seconds.