Vectoring nozzles refers to the upward or downward movement of thrust vectoring nozzles so an aircraft can fly forward or
hoverover the ground.Vectoring nozzles can also be used for "viffing" - e.g. a rapid braking allowing a chasing fighter jet to overtake thus bringing itself into the range of forward firing weapons.
* [http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/propulsion/q0095.shtml Aerospaceweb.org]
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