Navy (Contract NOY-5604 SNVL 1689) NAS Airstation Moffett Field, broadside view of Hanger 2 from middle of landing mat. Moffett Field Public Works Serial 1621 - Earl W. Heple & J. H. Pomeroy Contractors
Navy Naval Air Station Moffett Field Public works Serial 1514 - Contract NOy-5604, Earl W. Heple & J.H. Pomeroy contractors NAS Air station Moffett Field, three quarter view of Hanger 2 from North West Corner
An ammonia oxidation plant at the Plum Brook Ordnance Works near Sandusky, Ohio, which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Plum Brook Station. During World War II the ordnanc... More
Navy (Contract NOy-5604 SNVL 1691) NAS Air station Moffett Field, overhead view of Hanger 2 and 3 from North West Corner Moffett Field Public Works Serial 1621 - Earl W. Heple & J. H. Pomeroy Contractors
Looking South from inside the diffuser of the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at NACA's Ames Research Center. Construction began in late 1941, the mammoth construction task sorely taxing the resources of the new center... More
Looking south at the construction of the test section of the 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel. 4 parts of a test section bent seen in the foreground. Airship rising in the background. Don Richey
Construction of Ames 40x80ft Subsonic Full Sscale Wind Tunnel; Approach to entrance cone looking north. Navy Blimp seen through opening.
North American P-51B tuft studies done in the NACA Ames Research center 16ft Transonic Wind Tunnel Radiator air scoop with oil and prestone cooler exit flaps in flush position.
Captain Robert Morgan and the rest of the Memphis Belle crew arrive in Cleveland on a rainy July 7, 1943, for three-day publicity visit. This B–17 Flying Fortress had recently become the first U.S. bomber to co... More
A researcher at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory studies the fuel ignition process. Improved fuels and lubrication was an area of particular emphasis at... More
Concrete frame enclosing the fan drive bents of the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at ames. Once installed, six 40-foot-diameter fans, each powered by a 6000-horsepower electric motor maintained airflow at 230 mph or ... More
Looking West at three test section bents in place for the Ames 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel. Concrete model scale support visible in the middle. Don Richey
The Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s first aircraft, a Martin B–26B Marauder, parked in front of the Flight Research Building in September 1943. The military loaned the B–26B to the National Advisory Commi... More
The Allison Engine Company's A.G. Covell instructs mechanics from various divisions at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory on the operation of the Allison ... More
The Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory acquired the five-seat Cessna UC–78 in March 1943 to maintain the proficiency of its pilots. The UC–78 was referred to as the “Bamboo Bomber” because of its wooden wings ... More
Aerial view looking North West of the nearly completed 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel. Drive and test section exposed. The facility covered 8 acres, and the air circuit was just over 1/2 mile long (2700 feet). Don Richey
The historical evolution of airfoil sections, 1908-1944. The last two shapes are low-drag sections designed to have laminar flow over 60 to 70 percent of chord on both the upper and lower surface...Image # : L-1990-04334
German technicians stack the various stages of the V-2 rocket in this undated photograph. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II a... More
(A-6245): This view of the 1 x 3.5-Foot High-Speed Tunnel’s test chamber shows its test section (L background), controls (R), and portable multi-tube manometer panels with a camera stand in the foreground.
The Army Air Forces lent the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory a Bell P–63A King Cobra in October 1943 to complement the lab's extensive efforts to improve t... More
A researcher in the Supercharger Research Division at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory measures the blade thickness on a supercharger. Superchargers wer... More