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A tail configuration where the horizontal stabilizers are mounted partway up the vertical stabilizer, rather than on the fuselage or at the top of the vertical stabilizer.

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Why does the MiG-15 have a cruciform tail?

The horizontal stabilizers of the MiG-15 are halfway up the tail. This is called a cruciform tail. Why did they put them there? Why not a T-tail or the normal tail where the stabilizers are on the ...
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