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General view of Ames Subsonic 40x80ft wind tunnel from atop of the Moffett Naval Airship Hangar One (with construction of the Ames 12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel in forground) July 17, 1944 ARC-1944-AFST-78

General view of Ames Subsonic 40x80ft wind tunnel from atop of the Moffett Naval Airship Hangar One (with construction of the Ames 12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel in forground) July 17, 1944

PV-1 model; rear view with 2 1/2' x 2 1/2' trubulene net mount in the 7x10ft w.t. at Ames Research Center ARC-1944-AAL-6167

PV-1 model; rear view with 2 1/2' x 2 1/2' trubulene net mount in the 7x10ft w.t. at Ames Research Center

General view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory taken from Naval airship hangar. Shows construction of the 12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel with large cranes. ARC-1944-A-6172

General view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory taken from Naval airship hangar. Shows construction of the 12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel with large cranes.

Boeing B–29 Superfortress at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A Boeing B–29 Superfortress at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The B–29 was the Army Air Forces’ deadliest weapon during the latter... more

Altitude Wind Tunnel Control Room at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

Operators in the control room for the Altitude Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory remotely operate a Wright R–3350 engine in the tunnel’s t... more

B-29 Superfortress Engine in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

The resolution of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress’ engine cooling problems was one of the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s (AERL) key contributions to the World War II effort. The B-29 leapfrogged previous b... more

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2 ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget) ARC-1944-A-6245

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2 ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget)

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget) ARC-1944-A-6244

NASA Ames Research Center's 1x3 1/2ft wind tunnel (to illustrate 1946 budget)

Northrop P-61A-5 Black Widow (AAF42-5572) Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig 44 ARC-1969-A-6270

Northrop P-61A-5 Black Widow (AAF42-5572) Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig 44

Ryan FR-1 in 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel from below.

3/4 rear view of the Ryan FR-1 airplane mounted in the NACA Ames 40x80 foot wind tunnel from below. Production configuration. Don Richey

A Clark Y Airfoil, mounted in the 40x80 foot wind tunnel.

Clark Y Airfoil. 3/4 front view of 8x48 foot Clark Y Airfoil mounted (inverted) in the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at NACA's Ames Research Center. Don Richey

Ryan FR-1 in NACA Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel.

3/4 front view from below of the Ryan FR-1 airplane mounted in the NACA Ames 40x80 foot wind tunnel. Production configuration. Don RIchey

Towing installations on P-51 and P-61 airplanes for propeller off tests on the P-51. Rear view of P-61 in towing position preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California ARC-1944-AA-6374

Towing installations on P-51 and P-61 airplanes for propeller off tests on the P-51. Rear view of P-61 in towing position preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Towing installations on P-51 airplane for propeller off tests on the P-51 Front view of P-51 in towing position with P-61A preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California ARC-1944-AAL-6373

Towing installations on P-51 airplane for propeller off tests on the P-51 Front view of P-51 in towing position with P-61A preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Towing installations on P-51 and P-61 airplanes for propeller off tests on the P-51 Front view of P-51 & P-61 in towing position preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California ARC-1944-AAL-6371

Towing installations on P-51 and P-61 airplanes for propeller off tests on the P-51 Front view of P-51 & P-61 in towing position preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Towing installations on P-51 and P-61 airplanes for propeller off tests on the P-51 Front view of P-51 & P-61 in towing position preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California ARC-1944-AAL-6372

Towing installations on P-51 and P-61 airplanes for propeller off tests on the P-51 Front view of P-51 & P-61 in towing position preparing for take off at NACA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Douglas BTD-1 airplane.

3/4 rear view from below of Douglas BTD-1 airplane in Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel, unseated, horizontal tail on. Don Richey

North American P-51B 1/3 scale model with dummy airspeed booms & mounted on thin struts in 16ft w.t. ARC-1944-AAL-6460

North American P-51B 1/3 scale model with dummy airspeed booms & mounted on thin struts in 16ft w.t.

Douglas BTD-1 airplane

Douglas BTD-1 airplane 3/4 front view from below in Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel, unseated, horizontal tail on. Don Richey

Refrigeration Compressors for the Altitude Wind Tunnel

These compressors inside the Refrigeration Building at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory were used to generate cold temperatures in the Altitude Wind Tun... more

Early Testing in the Icing Research Tunnel

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) design engineers added the Icing Research Tunnel to the new Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s original layout to take advantage of the massive refrigeratio... more

Northrop N9M-2 Airplane.

Northrop N9M-2 airplane; 3/4 front view from above.

General Henry Arnold Visits the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

General Henry “Hap” Arnold, Commander of the US Army Air Forces during World War II, addresses the staff at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory on November... more

Drive Fan for the Icing Research Tunnel

View of the drive fan for the Icing Research Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The tunnel was built in the early 1940s to s... more

Westinghouse 19B Turbojet in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

The Westinghouse 19XB turbojet seen from the side in the Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT) test section at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. Westinghouse start... more

Bell P-39 in the Icing Research Tunnel

A Bell P-39 Airacobra in the NACA Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s Icing Research Tunnel for a propeller deicing study. The tunnel, which began operation in June 1944, was built to study the formation of i... more

Mounting Douglas SB-2D Airplane in 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel at NACA Ames Research Center.

XSB2D-1 First test (no number) Aerodynamic test to forecast the take off distance. George Cooper was the A1:H73 pilot. Orchard ladders were used to access the ball socket attachments on the struts. Don Richey

GPN-2000-000367

Description: (June 26, 1945) Mr. Abe Silverstein, Chief of the Wind Tunnel and Flight Research Division at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, ... more

Detailed View of Schlieren Setup

Description (October 26, 1945) Detail view of Schlieren setup in the 1 x 3 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel...Image # : A-1X3SST-19

Icing Research

Description (March 5, 1945) These ice formations on the propeller and fuselage surfaces of a test unit installed in the Icing Research Tunnel at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory ... more

Research pilots with P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter

Description: (1945) Langley research pilots (from left) Mel Gough, Herb Hoover, Jack Reeder, Steve Cavallo and Bill Gray stand in front of a P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter in this 1945 photo at Langley...Center: LARC... more

Interior View of Schlieren Setup

(October 26, 1945) Interior view of Schlieren setup in the 1 x 3 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California. ..Image # : A-1X3SST-17

Astronaut Deke Slayton during World War II

(1945) This World War II photograph shows future Astronaut Donald Deke K. Slayton (on right) and 1st Lt. Ed Steinman (on left) beside a Douglas A-26 bomber in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the summer... more

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The German Rocket Team, also known as the Von Braun Rocket Team, poses for a group photograph at Fort Bliss, Texas. After World War II ended in 1945, Dr. Wernher von Braun led some 120 of his Peenemuende Collea... more

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division

Description (June 27, 1945) The launching of the first rocket at the NACA's Wallop's Island Facility on June 27, 1945. Joseph Shortal described this launch as follows: "The initial operations on June 27, 1... more

Icing Research Photos

(March 5, 1945) These ice formations on the propeller and fuselage surfaces of a test unit installed in the Icing Research Tunnel at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee fo... more

North American P-51B 'Mustang' fighter in flight over bay area. The P-51 with its new laminar-flow wing sections developed by NACA was the first airplane selected for testing of airplane drag in flight and wind tunnel comparison ARC-1945-A-7120

North American P-51B 'Mustang' fighter in flight over bay area. The P-51 with its new laminar-flow wing sections developed by NACA was the first airplane selected for testing of airplane drag in flight and wind... more

ARC-1945-A-7121

North American P-51B 'Mustang' fighter in flight over bay area. The P-51 with its new laminar-flow wing sections developed by NACA was the first airplane selected for testing of airplane drag in flight and wind... more

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

During World War II, Arsenal workers from Huntsville, Alabama. and surrounding areas responded to the call for civilian defense workers. This February 20, 1945 photo shows workers filling colored smoke grenades... more

Vultee YA–31C Vengeance at the NACA

A Bell P-39 Airacobra in the NACA Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s Icing Research Tunnel for a propeller deicing study. The tunnel, which began operation in June 1944, was built to study the formation of i... more

Lockheed P–38J Lightning at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory acquired two Lockheed P–38J Lightning in October 1944 to augment their burgeoning icing research program. The P–38 was ... more

Wernher von Braun

Dr. Wernher von Braun surrenders to U.S. Army Counterintelligence persornel of the 44th Infantry Division in Ruette, Bavaria on May 2, 1945. Left to right are Charles Stewart, CIC agent; Dr. Herbert Axster; Die... more

Altitude Wind Tunnel Operating at Night

The Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT) during one of its overnight runs at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The AWT was run during night hou... more

NACA Wartime Safety Poster

One of many safety posters produced by NACA artists during World War II. The Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory established a Safety Office in 1942 to coordinate and oversee safety-related activities. The lab ... more

Douglas A-26B Airplane in Ames 40x80 Wind Tunnel.

Installation of the Douglas A-26B airplane in the 40x80 foot wind tunnel at NACA's Ames Research Center. Airplane being centered over tunnel opening. Don Richey

Engineer Measures Ice Formation on an Instrument Antenna Model

A National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) researcher measures the ice thickness on a landing antenna model in the Icing Research Tunnel at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. NACA design enginee... more

Altitude Wind Tunnel Control Room

Researchers at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory monitor a ramjet's performance in the Altitude Wind Tunnel from the control room. The soundproof control... more

ARC-1945-A-8087

40x80ft w.t. - balance house, control room with Brad Wick soon after it opened. The scales measured lift, drag and other forces mechanically.

Republic P-47G Thunderbolt Undergoes Ground Testing

A Republic P-47G Thunderbolt is tested with a large blower on the hangar apron at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The blower could ... more

Altitude Wind Tunnel at the NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

Two men on top of the Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT) at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. The tunnel was a massive rectangular structure, which for years pr... more

NACA Pilots at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s pilot corps during the final days of World War II: from left to right, Joseph Vensel, Howard Lilly, William Swann, and Joseph Walker. William “Eb” Gough joined the grou... more

Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field California. ARC-1945-A-8479

Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field California.

Guard House at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A vehicle leaves the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory on August 14, 1945. At 7 p.m. that evening President Truman announced that Japan had accepted terms fo... more

Air Force Officers Visit Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A group of 60 Army Air Forces officers visited the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory on August 27, 1945. The laboratory enacted strict security regulations t... more

Wind Tunnel Complex at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

This aerial photograph shows the entire original wind tunnel complex at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. The large Altitude Wind Tunnel (AWT) at the ce... more

Steam Plant at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

The Steam Plant at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory supplies steam to the major test facilities and office buildings. Steam is used for the Icing Resear... more

Early Rockets: V-2 rocket takes flight at White Sands, New Mexico, in 1946.

A V-2 rocket takes flight at White Sands, New Mexico, in 1946. The German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II and continued rocket testing under t... more

First NACA presence in the Mojave Desert... And we have been there ever since!

Description: (September 30, 1946) Five NACA engineers, headed by Walt Williams, arrived at Muroc Army Airfield (now Edwards AFB) on September 30, 1946 from Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, VA, to prepa... more

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units at the High Pressure Combustion Facility. Such engines were often used during the 1940s-1960s to boost heavily-laden aircraft off the ground.

Flying Boat Construction

(April 24, 1946) Technicians at Langley installing flaps and wiring on a flying-boat model, circa 1944...Image # : L-46826

John Stack

Description: (July 9, 1946) John Stack, head of Compressibility Research Division, was a hard charging, persuasive man whose attitude toward unproven technology was usually, "Let's try the damn thing and s... more

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units

Description (March 19, 1946) Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units at the High Pressure Combustion Facility. Such engines were often used during the 1940s-1960s to boost heavily-laden aircraft off the ground.

Ramjet I-40 Engine in Jet Static Lab

Description (October 23, 1946) Ramjet I-40 engine in Jet Static Lab showing the making of high speed motion pictures of thrust augmentor flame. Engineers are taking motion pictures of the exhaust gases being di... more

Wing Flow Method

(January 19, 1946) Semispan airplane model and flow-direction vane mounted on wing of P-51D airplane for transonic tests by wing-flow method. ..Image # : L-46802

Test Section of High Speed Tunnel

Test section of a wind tunnel at Langley as seen through a window from the outside.

Lockheed P-80A Airplane

(July 22, 1946) The Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star sits on the ramp at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California...Image # : A-10139

Wing Flow Method

Description (January 19, 1946) Semispan airplane model and flow-direction vane mounted on wing of P-51D airplane for transonic tests by wing-flow method.

Lockheed P-80A Airplane (A-10139)

Description The Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star sits on the ramp at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California.

Boeing B-29

Description (1946) Boeing B-29 long range bomber model was tested for ditching characteristics in the Langley Tank No. 2 early in 1946.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower at GRC

(April 11, 1946 A 1946 visit by General Dwight Eisenhower to the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory now known as John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Cleveland, Ohio. Center Director, Edward "Ray... more

Astronaut Francis D. (Drew) Gaffney

Born on June 9, 1946, Dr. Gaffney worked as a visiting senior scientist with the Life Sciences Division at NASA Headquarters from June 1986 to June 1989. He worked with the Operational Medicine group and was a... more

Machine Shop Men Working at Machines

Description: (July 9, 1946) Skilled machinists and toolmakers use precision machinery to make experimental engine parts at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronaut... more

Ramjet Testing in the NACA's Altitude Wind Tunnel

A 20-inch diameter ramjet installed in the Altitude Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The Altitude Wind Tunnel was used in the 1940s to st... more

Nacelles and props in 40x80 foot wind tunnel at Ames.

Publicity Shot of close up of Nacell, Drive Nacel and cooling vent in nose for wind tunnel in NACA Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel. Don Richey

German Jumo 004 Engine at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

Researcher Robert Miller led an investigation into the combustor performance of a German Jumo 004 engine at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The Jumo 00... more

Supersonic Research Display for Tour

On March 22, 1946, 250 members of the Institute of Aeronautical Science toured the NACA’s Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. NACA Chairman Jerome Hunsaker and Secretary John Victory were on hand to brief the ... more

Aircraft Fleet on the Tarmac at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

This fleet of military aircraft was used in the 1940s for research at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The NACA Lewis flight research... more

General Dwight Eisenhower Visits the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

General Dwight Eisenhower addressed the staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory during an April 11, 1946 visit to Cleveland. The former supreme command... more

Swept wing with inboard split flaps in Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel.

Front View of -45 deg. Forward swept wing with inboard split flaps deflected 60 deg. In NACA Ames 40x80 foot Wind Tunnel. Don Richey

Aerial View of NACA's Lewis Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio as seen from the west in May 1946. The Cleveland Municipal Airport is located directly behind. The la... more

ARC-1946-A-9943

NACA photographer Aerial view newly completed NACA Ames Research Center 12ft Pressure Wind Tunnel N-206

ARC-1946-A-10034

Douglas XBT2D-1 (Bu. No. 09086) Skyraider prototype Note: Used in publication Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig 55

Consolidated B-24M Liberator Equipped for Icing Research

A Consolidated B-25M Liberator modified for icing research by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. NACA Lewis performed a limited amount of icing research d... more

Fabrication Division Staff in the Machine Shop

Machine Shop technicians in the Technical Service Building at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The 260-person Fabrication Division, led by Dan White and... more

ARC-1946-A-10280

NACA Photographer Electrically heated airfoil - wing glove on C-46 airplane

NACA Photographer Electrically heated airfoil - wing glove on C-46 airplane ARC-1946-A-10279

NACA Photographer Electrically heated airfoil - wing glove on C-46 airplane

General Electric I-40 Engine at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

A mechanic works on a General Electric I-40 turbojet at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The military selected General Electric’s West Lynn facility in ... more

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star at the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio

A Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star jet aircraft on the tarmac at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) NACA Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The Air Force aircraft was particip... more

NACA Photographer Films a Ramjet Test

A National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) photographer films the test of a ramjet engine at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The laboratory had an arsenal of facilities to test the engines and... more

General Electric TG-100A Turboprop in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

A General Electric TG-100A seen from the rear in the test section of the Altitude Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The... more

P-61 Flight Testing Ramjet Engine

(January 27, 1947) P-61 airplane in flight test with ramjet burning. The P-61 aircraft was built by Nothrup and used by the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory or AERL of the NACA to test the new jet engine. Th... more

NACA Muroc Contingent with X-1-2 Aircraft

Description (October 1947) The NACA Muroc Contingent in October 1947 in front of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 and Boeing B-29 launch aircraft. Standing left to right: Le Roy Proctor, Jr., Don Borchers, H... more

Dryden and Victory welcomed by Reid

(September 8, 1947) Hugh L. Dryden (left), George Lewis's successor as the NACA's director of research, arrives with John F. Victory, the NACA's executive secretary, for a tour of the Langley Memorial Aeronauti... more

Behold, the World's Largest Wind Tunnel!

Description (1947) Looking down the throat of the world's largest tunnel. The scene is NACA's 40 x 80 foot wind tunnel at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California, which when it was built was the... more

Aerial View of Ames Wind Tunnels

(February 11, 1947) An aerial view of the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California...Image # : A-11166

Early Rockets V2 static test

A V-2 rocket is hoisted into a static test facility at White Sands, New Mexico. The German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II and continued rocke... more

Human Computers of 1947

Description (1947) Langley's human computers at work. The female staff at Langley performed mathematical computations for male staff. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (... more

X-1-1 In Flight

(1947) The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-1 (#46-062) in flight. The shock wave pattern in the exhaust plume is visible. The X-1 series aircraft were air-launched from a modified Boeing B-29 or B-50 Superfortres... more