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Posted on Tue, June 21, 2016
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The North American P-51B Mustang, Vought F4U-1A Corsair, and Bell XP-59 were among the many World War II aircraft tested in the wind tunnel. The NACA’s drag reduction efforts increased speed and range and gave Allied pilots critical advantages in combat.

  • Vought F4U-1A Corsair Undergoing Testing in the Full Scale Wind Tunnel

    A Vought-Sikorsky F4U-1 is tested inside the NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel to verify drag reduction recommendations.  The Vought F4U-1A Corsair was among the many World War II aircraft tested in the wind tunnel. The NACA’s drag reduction efforts increased speed and range and gave Allied pilots critical advantages in combat.

  • Bell XP-59 on Stands within the Full Scale Wind Tunnel

    The Bell XP-59 Airacomet was among the many World War II aircraft tested in the wind tunnel. The NACA’s drag reduction efforts increased speed and range and gave Allied pilots critical advantages in combat.

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