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Krueger flaps are lift enhancement devices that may be fitted to the leading edge of an aircraft wing.

Operation

Krueger flaps
Slats

While the aerodynamic effect of Krueger flaps is similar to that of slats or slots, they are deployed differently. Krueger flaps, hinged at their leading edges, extend forwards from the under surface of the wing, increasing the wing camber and maximum co-efficient of lift.[1] Conversely, slats extend outwards from the leading edge.

References

  1. ^ Gary V. Bristow (2002). Ace the Technical Pilot Interview. McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 0071396098. http://books.google.com/books?id=aGL035btsg4C. Retrieved 2009-02-16.  

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