Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pictures of the Meteor wind tunnel trials

Some very interesting shots of the MBDA Meteor missile in the ONERA S3MA wind tunnel.
S3MA wind tunnel overview

The S3MA facility is a supersonic wind tunnel capable of producing powerfull wind streams up to mach 5.5. It's located on the site of Modane Avrieux in the French Alpes and is the primary testing setup for French Missiles aerodynamics since 1959

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Overview of the Meteor in the S3MA chamber
IR imagery of the missile airframe during high mach trials
Air intake shields opening

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