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A tail configuration where the horizontal stabilizer is mounted on the top of the vertical stabilizer.

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How do conventional and T-tails differ?

What design considerations go into the decision between conventional tails and T-tails? Functionally the horizontal stabilizer/stabilator are the same in both cases, providing negative lift, the ...
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Why do the C-141 and C-5 have T-tails?

Both the C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy have T-tails, where the horizontal stabilizers and elevators are mounted on top of the vertical fin rather than on the sides of the aft fuselage. T-tails are ...
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Why do T- tail airplanes have a shorter vertical stabilizer?

Airplanes with a T-tail design have a shorter vertical stabilizer than the conventional design , what is the reason?
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