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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

What do you call the lifting surfaces on either side of the F-16's fuselage (you have the chines, which extend ahead of the wing and blend into them... rearwards you have these lateral chine like surfaces on either side of the fuselage which extend all the way to the tail which mount speedbrakes on the rear -- what do you call those?)?


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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 3021 times:

Strake is what you are looking for.

A strake is: #part of a boat or ship. It is a horizontal strip of wooden planking or steel plating on the exterior hull of a vessel, running longitudinally along the vessel from the stem to the stern. #a device for controlling air flow over an aircraft or automobile (especially a racing car). ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strake

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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 3016 times:

F4wso,

Just to be clear (to avoid any confusion) The rear area on the sides of the fuselage that mount the speed brakes are still considered to be part of the strake?


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2998 times:
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Quoting Blackbird (Reply 2):
Just to be clear (to avoid any confusion) The rear area on the sides of the fuselage that mount the speed brakes are still considered to be part of the strake?

I've always heard it referred to as a boom.



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

I hesitate to say how far back it goes. I based my answer on a Fighter Weapons School aerodynamics class from back in 1986. We only talked about the part forward of the wing leading edge. Knowing the term, I did a Google search for a definition to paste into my response.

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

On the F/A-18, IIRC they are called Leading Edge Extensions, or LEX's...they run from the forward wing root all the way up to the cockpit, and are perched on when ingressing or egressing the jet. The small upright fins on these surfaces are called LEX Fences.

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User currently onlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2859 times:



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3):
I've always heard it referred to as a boom.

Same here, I guess you could call it analagous to the booms that run on the outboard sides of the engines on the F-15, where the horizontal stabilizers mount.



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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

ZANL188, Spacepope,

Okay, boom it is...


Blackbird


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