seawasp (seawasp) wrote,
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Question on Aircraft Control Surfaces...

Here's something I ran into at work. I was looking over an image of the JSF fighter (at http://www.airforceworld.com/fighter/gfx/jsf/f35_payload.jpg) and I see what appear to be control surfaces on the LEADING edge of the wing. I'm familiar with Ailerons (trailing edge of wing), elevators (movable mini-wing portions at the tail) and rudders (vertical surface, trailing edge of tail), but I have no idea (A) IF what I'm seeing on that diagram is in fact a control surface or something else, and (B) what I'd call that if it IS a control surface.

Anyone have any idea?
EDIT:
(Answer is: Leading Edge Flaps, with a not-the-same-but-related set of devices called slats. Thanks everyone!)
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