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What is the proportion of lift coming from the wings compared to that of the fuselage? It can be almost zero. The ASRAAM's only fins or wings or lifting surfaces or whatever you call 'ems are at its very tail. Any "lift" they impart, that far from the missile's center of mass, would pitch (or yaw) the missile instead of counteracting gravity. So almost ...


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I developed the shape for Convair back in the late 90's. It was called a chined nose and Carlo is right, there were no aero considerations for this shape. It was purely RCS.


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