Cruciform wing | Article about cruciform wing by The Free Dictionary
cruciform wing[′krü·sə‚fȯrm ‚wiŋ]
An aircraft wing in the shape of a cross.
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An early example was the 1323 kg Boeing AGM-130, effectively a TV/IIR-guided GBU-15 cruciform wing
weapon with an underslung motor.
The point may be illustrated by the case of the rocket-powered Boeing (formerly Rockwell) AGM-130, which provides roughly three times the maximum range of the GBU-15 glide bomb (or Cruciform Wing
Weapon) on which it is based.
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.