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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building No. 27, Vertical Wind Tunnel, Dayton, Greene County, OH



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Location
Vertical Wind Tunnel, Dayton vicinity, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Wind Tunnels


Related Names
Potter, Tyler & Martin
Hunt & Allen
Frank Messer & Sons


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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