Wing Fences

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Wing Fences

 

small barriers on the upper surface of the wing of an airplane, placed parallel to the plane of symmetry of the aircraft. Wing fences improve the stability of the plane and its lateral controllability by interfering with the boundary-layer overflow along the expanse of the swept wing.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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