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How do you tell a plane from a bird? The vertical tail, of course! By why can birds fly without a vertical tail, and how do planes use their vertical tails to stay in the air?

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Sources:
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/Features/AMA_Expo.html
https://www.uh.edu/engines/epi373.htm
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/dc71/1e3c1ec7cb1a891165da3eb1e63441936a5d.pdf
http://howthingsfly.si.edu/ask-an-explainer/how-does-tail-airplane-help-it-during-flight
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/239414613_Why_Birds_and_Miniscale_Airplanes_Need_No_Vertical_Tail

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_B-2_Spirit#/media/File:B-2_Spirit_(cropped).jpg

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