F28 Question

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:55 
From:         NICKERSON PETER <nickersons@home.com>
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I noticed yesterday for the first time what appear to be "clamshell"
spoilers at the rear of a Fokker F28.  The clamshells when closed look
like a tailcone, but there appear to be two acutators on each side of
the a/c to open the spoilers.

Because the F-28 has no reverse thrusters, I assume these are some form
of speed brake?