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Supersonic Wind-Tunnels (United States)

KJ_Lesnick

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I remember hearing after the Volta Conference of High Speed Flight (1935), a scientist by the name of Eastman Jacobs did some research on supersonic wind-tunnels as early as 1936 in the US. I'm not sure if it was actually built however.

I'm curious as to when the first supersonic wind-tunnel was built in the US whether it be unreliable, reliable, designed for testing aircraft and bodies of revolution.
 

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A brief history of Sandia's wind tunnels and their modernization in the 21st century.

https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1427998
 

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The first supersonic wind tunnel ever was in Teddington, England, in 1922, according to this: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/33803/what-was-the-first-supersonic-wind-tunnel

And this article seems to indicate that the first ones in the United States were at Langley: https://www.hq.nasa.gov/pao/History/SP-440/ch5-3.htm
 

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