China Completes Mach 8 Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

The FL-64 wind tunnel.
Credit: AVIC
SINGAPORE—China’s AVIC Aerodynamics Research Institute says it has completed construction of a new hypersonic wind tunnel that is reportedly able to simulate speeds from Mach 4 to Mach 8. Designated the FL-64, construction of the new 1-m-dia. (3-ft.-dia.) wind tunnel began in late 2019. The facility...

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