Rocket Sled. Airplane. Wall

Reblogging because it’s cool engineering stuff. Testing it vital to being sure. There was a day that Sandia Lab needed to know exactly what would happen if a plane hit the wall of a containment vessel They tested because that was the day when they needed to know what would happen when an aircraft hits a wall at 500 MPH.

The Arts Mechanical

Do I need to say anything else?
http://digitalops.sandia.gov/Mediasite/Play/0deef29020774977b873370bcd7b17c31d?catalog=7402e84d-48e4-467e-813c-0ecd42ca3d08

1977 collision test of F4 at full speed and a mock up wall of a reactor containment.  The wall won.

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