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the reason for two vertical tails is so the plane can maneuver during high angle of attack situations. With a single vertical tail, you cannot turn ( maneuver ) during a high angle of attack situation, making the plane a strafing target.


Can jet fighters be made to be 2 or 3 times bigger than they are today? Yes. Consider the Tupolev Tu-28 (or Tu-128) "Fiddler" interceptor. Also the Lockheed YF-12A.

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