British Engineers test new configuration of fighter jets in high speed wind tunnel
A geometrically perfect 1/12th scale model of a Typhoon fighter jet, equipped with conformal fuel tanks, is undergoing high-speed wind tunnel testing at our facility in Warton, Lancashire.
Our engineers, are using high speed wind tunnels to assess the aerodynamic characteristics of Typhoon Tranche 3 aircraft when equipped with two fuselage-mounted conformal fuel tanks. The Tranche 3 is the third and latest version of the jet.
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The testing uses a geometrically perfect 1/12th scale model of the aircraft, made from light alloy and hardwood, with the new fuel tanks created to scale using 3D printing – or Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) – techniques.
Conformal fuel tanks could increase the future operational range and flexibility of the Typhoon aircraft due to increased fuel capacity.
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Source : BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)