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An analysis of the effects of lift/drag ratio and gross-thrust/ram-drag ratio on the benefits to be obtained from thrust deflection. It is shown that combinations of low values of these parameters can result in a substantial advantage. For example, at a lift/drag ratio of 4 and a gross-thrust/ram-drag ratio of 1.1, range may be increased about 34 percent. The required increases in altitude and engine capture area are also shown. 12 pp.

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