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Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

Steve the Cynic Silver badge

"most modern fighter aircraft rotate a whole "fin" in the tail or a whole canard (not a flap on its end) for control purposes"

Mostly because it prevents extra shock waves at the elevator hinge, but also as a means of reducing control forces at supersonic speeds.

The Unreliable Source has a readable description, although I refuse to guarantee its accuracy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stabilator

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