The 30-foot wind tunnel

This photograph from 1930 shows the 30-by-60-Foot Wind Tunnel during construction.  Built to test full-scale models or actual aircraft, it was an innovative concept in wind tunnel design. It proved especially valuable during <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000110" title="World War II (1939-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-ii-%281939-1945%29-EVHST00000110.topic">World War II</a> as a majority of the nation's bombers and fighters as well as several foreign aircraft were tested in this tunnel.

( Courtesy of NASA / December 5, 2013 )

This photograph from 1930 shows the 30-by-60-Foot Wind Tunnel during construction. Built to test full-scale models or actual aircraft, it was an innovative concept in wind tunnel design. It proved especially valuable during World War II as a majority of the nation's bombers and fighters as well as several foreign aircraft were tested in this tunnel.

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