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The Lockheed Martin X-44 MANTA (Multi-Axis No-Tail Aircraft) is a conceptual fighter based on the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor , with enhanced thrust vectoring. The program was canceled in 2000. The aircraft is controlled solely by thrust vectoring, without rudders, ailerons, or elevators; making it resemble a tail-less FB-22 StrikeRaptor.

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