cruciform wing

cruciform wing

[′krü·sə‚fȯrm ‚wiŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft wing in the shape of a cross.
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Caption: In developing the lighter 450-kg class Spice 1000, Rafael achieved extended range by adopting fold-out wings in place the cruciform wings of the Spice 2000.
The low initial velocity requires a thrust-vectored nozzle to orient the missile towards its target before cruciform wings can take over aerodynamic control.
A tracking signal transmitter is mounted in the missile's tail, and flip-out cruciform wings and control surfaces are located in the tail section.