Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building No. 27, Vertical Wind Tunnel, Dayton, Greene County, OH
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Vertical Wind Tunnel, Dayton vicinity, OH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OH-79-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N108, N115; N414).
Building/structure dates: 1945 initial construction
Significance: The Vertical Wind Tunnel was built during World War II to test parachute performance and aircraft spin characteristics. Despite a remarkably simple design and relatively low operating cost, the tunnel has contributed to numerous advances in aeronautical technology. It is largely unaltered and still in use.
Potter, Tyler & Martin
Hunt & Allen
Frank Messer & Sons
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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