Vought O3U-1 in NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel

First Aircraft Tested in NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel
Zoom in on the image Zoom    Download this file Download

A Navy Vought O3U-1 inside the NACA Full Scale Wind Tunnel, also known as the 30 x 60 foot tunnel.  The Full Scale Wind Tunnel could hold an full sized aircraft with a wingspan of up to 12 meters (40 feet). Aerospace engineers used the wind tunnel’s accurate data to verify designs and make improvements. It was one of the most significant research tunnels ever built.

Created:

05/20/1931

ID #:

L-05553

Source:

NASA Langley Research Center

Copyright/Owner:

NASA

Rights Usage:

Public Domain

Terms of Use: