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China develops large transonic wind tunnel

China has developed a large-scale transonic wind tunnel that will be one of the most advanced in the world, according to information released on 25 September by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
The continuous-loop wind tunnel will feature a test chamber capable of accommodating models up to 2.4×2.4 m in section and will simulate velocities between Mach 0.3 and Mach 1.6.
A computer-generated image of a large-scale transonic wind tunnel developed by China that will simulate velocities between Mach 0.3 and Mach 1.6.Photo by: AVIC
The project was approved in 2012 and is the largest single investment project approved by China's National Defense Science and Technology Bureau, reflecting its status as a fundamental, strategic facility for the development of the country's aviation industry.
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