Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

One-half right front view, from test chamber looking into interior of wind tunnel, of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Full Scale Tunnel (FST), a 30- by 60-foot subsonic wind tunnel at the Langley Research Center (LaRC), Langley, Virginia, July 30, 1932. The Loening XSL-1 (s/n 8696) is seen mounted in the test rack; note modified rudder and lack of cowling ring. Good view of one of the tunnel's two 35-foot propellers. Three men pose in various places to give scale.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes - Models
  • Wind tunnels

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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