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Douglas Destroyer wind tunnel model

Douglas Destroyer wind tunnel model

Douglas Destroyer wind tunnel model

Place of Origin United States

Date of Manufacture Circa 1942

Dimensions H 135.0cm  |  53.1in
W 264.0cm  |  103.9in
D 221.0cm  |  87.0in

A rare late WWII 1/5 scale wind tunnel development model of a Douglas "Destroyer" XSB2D-1 dive bomber, circa 1942.

The model was made by N.A.C.A. and tested at their Ames research facility, Moffett Field, CA . The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was on March 3, 1915, to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research. On October 1, 1958, the agency was dissolved and its assets and personnel transferred to the newly created National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Later exhibited at the Museum of Flying, Santa Monica, CA, as part of the Douglas Archive.
Literature Literature: Naval Fighters Number Thirty, Douglas XSB2D-1 & BTD-1 Destroyer, by Bob Kowalski & Steve Ginter. (Model photographed on Page 48).

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