Actuator assembly for the air
rudders and jet vanes;
both the air rudders
and the jet vanes were
driven by the same actuator and turned simultaneously. It would appear that
the air rudders are mounted on the shaft at the center of the gear, and the jet
vanes are controlled below the end frame.
During the first portion of the missile's flight, it was controlled by four
carbon jet vanes located within the engine exhaust. When the missile reached a
velocity sufficient for it to become aerodynamically stable, four air rudders
located at equidistant points around the outside of the tail section took over
the control function.
Picture 1 of 2.