Lockheed Martin's Low Speed Wind Tunnel

Lockheed Martin's Low Speed Wind Tunnel


Marietta, Georgia (GA), US
Since the facility opened in 1967, everything from satellite dish antennas, to scale models of aircraft or design concepts, to full-scale production and race cars have been tested in winds up to 200 mph. More than fifteen aircraft types have recorded at least 100 test hours, with the three F-35 variants, C-130, and F/A-22 topping the list. More than 57,000 hours have come from testing automobile and race car designs. The winds are produced by a 9,000-hp motor that drives a thirty-nine-foot-diameter fan.
Since the facility opened in 1967, everything from satellite dish antennas, to scale models of aircraft or design concepts, to full-scale production and race cars have been tested in winds up to 200 mph. More than fifteen aircraft types have recorded at least 100 test hours, with the three F-35 variants, C-130, and F/A-22 topping the list. More than 57,000 hours have come from testing automobile and race car designs. The winds are produced by a 9,000-hp motor that drives a thirty-nine-foot-diameter fan.
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By: kjfitz

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