fin assembly

fin assembly

[′fin ə‚sem·blē]
(ordnance)
An assembly of metal blades, usually mounted lengthwise on a sleeve, used on a missile, such as bomb or rifle grenade, to give directional stability.
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Eighty fins were inserted on each side of the heat pipe fin assembly with a pitch of 3.
Upon inspection he identified one of four bolts missing used to attach the tail fin assembly to the missile body.
In addition, based on its competitiveness and performance, Strata is positioned to become a future supplier of the 787 vertical fin assembly.
Last June, Boeing commemorated the opening of its new composite vertical fin assembly line at its production facility in Salt Lake City.
Boeing Boeing Opens New 787 Vertical Fin Assembly Line in Salt Lake City.
The circular air cooling fin assembly (Fig 5), consisting of fins (29) and spacing rings (30) is attached by swaging the thickened portion of the fins (29a) to the barrel, .
The vertical fin assembly is an elliptical airfoil comprised of the leading edge, center box, trailing edge, and rudder which, together, function as flight control surfaces that maintain yaw, or side-to-side horizontal movement of an airplane in flight.
The unit retains the body and fin assembly for future use with the M880/M766 refurbishment kits.
In addition to the defects found in the carbon-fiber fin spars and fin assembly, the cross-brace structural support for the fins has also been delayed from the company's German supplier.
The cold side of the TE modules was adhered to a cooling fin assembly by a high-conductivity thermal paste.
The 11-1-38 positioning procedures did not allow for the munitions to be safely assembled on the MHU-226 because the chocks obstructed the installation of the BSG-92 fin assembly.