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F-18 HARV smoke and tuft flow visualization at 30 degree angle of attack F-18 HARV smoke and tuft flow visualization at 30 degree angle of attack

Photo Number: EC89-0096-240
Photo Date: April 14, 1989

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Description: Smoke generators and yarn tufts are used for flow visualization studies on an F/A-18 flown by NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in its High Angle of Attack research Vehicle (HARV) program.

The aircraft is at about 30 degrees angle of attack in this photo. The aircraft was modified with a thrust vectoring system to further investigate high angle of attack flying. The program was conducted jointly with NASA's Langley Research Center.


Keywords: F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle; HARV; thrust vectoring; smoke generators; yarn tufts; high angle of attack

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