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The cruciform tail is an aircraft tail design which consists in having the horizontal fins in the lower part of the horizontal stabilizer, which gives it a similarity to T-tail but giving more space in the top like in standard tail.

Design[]

In turbine jets this configuration gives enough room to place two engines in the rear fuselage like in T-tail designs, which has become very common to see in business jets, though it can be seen in SUD Aviation Caravelle as the only jet airliner to feature this configuration.

Aircraft[]

Commercial airplanes[]

  • SUD Aviation Caravelle

Regional airliners[]

  • BAE Jetstream 31
  • BAE Jetstream 41
  • De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

Business jets[]

  • Cessna Citation
  • Dassault Falcon 2000
  • Dassault Falcon 900
  • Dassault Falcon 7X

Military Aircraft[]

  • Harrier

Trivia[]

  • The Dassault Falcon business jets are the only trijets to feature this configuration.
  • Also the SUD Aviation Caravelle is the only commercial jet airliner to have this design.
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