The first jet engine test equipment installed at the center was acquired from the Bavarian Motor Works in Munich, Germany. It took 58 railroad cars and two barges with another 450 tons by truck to move the equipment. After refurbishment, this equipment became the cornerstone for the Engine Test Facility, which was completed in 1953. By May 1954, the facility was put to work, testing the General Electric J-47 engine for the B-47 Stratojet bomber.
Among the systems tested during the decade were the F-105 Thunderchief. C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy cargo planes, the E-3 Sentry. Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), the TF-39 engine for the C-5 and the upper stage rocket motors for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
- And in a decade when the nation turned energy conscious, AEDC help explore alternative energy sources.
- Using CFD and traditional ground testing together, helped hold down costs and provide more reliable data to test customers.
The 1990s were a decade
Began aerodynamics testing. In 1985, Schneider Services International replaced Pan Am as support contractor. Post Cold-War Edit Tim Wright examines an F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter model in the AEDC's 16-foot transonic wind tunnel, December 15, 2006.
Land was needed to buffer surrounding communities from potential test hazards and noise. Water was needed to cool rapidly flowing air and hot exhaust gases.
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And in a decade when the nation
1 or nearly 3,100160;mph (5,000160;kmh). AEDC test experts can run at Mach 8 for three to six minutes which allows them to test an object across force full-duration mission profile. Location project arnold calls for adding an improved air ejector system to allow the APTU to air higher altitude conditions while base air usage.
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