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foreplane
The horizontal airfoil mounted on the nose or the forward fuselage to improve performance at takeoff and slow speeds. A fore-plane can be fixed or retractable. Also called a canard.
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A Navy spokesman confirmed last night: "There was a collision between Astute and a tug, which resulted in damage to the submarine's starboard foreplane.
We need to know the internal geometry because the strength and integrity of the foreplane is dependent on the internal structure.
24 Squadron's aircraft are easily recognizeable, as they are devoid of canard foreplanes and painted in the standard Russian two-tone air-defense camouflage.