Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fifty Yrs. Ago Today In Wind Tunnels: Concorde Edition

The Anglo-French Concorde, come & gone in 50 yrs.
This is the wind tunnel of the French National Institute for aerospace research in France, on July 16, 1965. It shows a scale model of the Franco-British jet transport plane Concorde, going through tests in heavy wind pressure during landing phase. The tourbillions are photographed at the trailing wings. The fuselage (white circle) is illuminated, thus allowing the picture to be taken.
Here's a bonus, the first result of searching for the popular Monty Python sketch. Bugger popularity.

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